Allied Warships

Bugara (SS-331)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Bugara as completed.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant331 
Built byElectric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered6 Jun 1942 
Laid down21 Oct 1943 
Launched2 Jul 1944 
Commissioned15 Nov 1944 
End service1 Oct 1970 
History

Decommissioned and stricken 1 October 1970.
Sunk while under tow near Cape Flattery, Washington.

 

Commands listed for USS Bugara (331)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Cdr. Arnold Frederick Schade, USN15 Nov 1944early 1946

2Harvey Jacob Smith, Jr., USN15 Jun 19505 Sep 1952 (1)

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The history of USS Bugara as compiled on this page is extracted from her patrol reports.

This page was last updated in February 2017.

28 Nov 1944
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Newport, Rhode Island for torpedo trials.

2 Dec 1944
With her torpedo trials completed USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) returned to New London, Connecticut from Newport, Rhode Island.

14 Dec 1944
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Richey (Cdr. J.H Forney, USCG), USS Decatur (Lt. B.B. Kirkland, USNR) and USS Tigrone (Cdr. H. Cassedy, USN).

15 Dec 1944
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Richey (Cdr. J.H Forney, USCG), USS Decatur (Lt. B.B. Kirkland, USNR) and USS Tigrone (Cdr. H. Cassedy, USN).

16 Dec 1944
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Burke (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Dommerich, USNR), USS Richey (Cdr. J.H Forney, USCG), USS Decatur (Lt. B.B. Kirkland, USNR) and USS Tigrone (Cdr. H. Cassedy, USN).

17 Dec 1944
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Burke (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Dommerich, USNR), USS Richey (Cdr. J.H Forney, USCG), USS Decatur (Lt. B.B. Kirkland, USNR) and USS Tigrone (Cdr. H. Cassedy, USN).

25 Dec 1944
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

2 Jan 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

13 Jan 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) departed Balboa, Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

29 Jan 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) arrived at Pearl Harbour from Balboa, Panama Canal Zone.

5 Feb 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Cdr. P.H. Bjarnason, USN), USS Whitman (Lt. E.A. Sandor, USNR) and USS Lamprey (Cdr. W.T. Nelson, USN).

7 Feb 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Macomb (Lt.Cdr. A.L.C. Waldron, USN) and USS Smartt (Lt.Cdr. E.R. Wepman, USNR).

8 Feb 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Macomb (Lt.Cdr. A.L.C. Waldron, USN) and USS Smartt (Lt.Cdr. E.R. Wepman, USNR).

12 Feb 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Cdr. P.H. Bjarnason, USN), USS PC-599 and USS Spearfish (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Miller, USN).

13 Feb 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Cdr. P.H. Bjarnason, USN), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Whitman (Lt. E.A. Sandor, USNR).

14 Feb 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Cdr. P.H. Bjarnason, USN), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Whitman (Lt. E.A. Sandor, USNR).

21 Feb 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was initially ordered to patrol north of Luzon, Philippines.

For daily positions of USS Bugara during this patrol see the map below.

5 Mar 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) arrived at Saipan. She was escorted in by USS YMS-151 (Lt.(jg). H.A. Thompson, USNR).

8 Mar 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) departed Saipan for her patrol area. She was escorted out by USS SC-775 (Lt.(jg). W.E. Parmeter, USNR).

15 Apr 1945
During the night of 15/16 April 1945, USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN), passed Lombok Strait southwards while on the surface.

21 Apr 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) ended her 1st war patrol at Fremantle.

16 May 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) departed Fremantle for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea off Hainan.

For daily positions of USS Bugara during this patrol see the map below.

22 May 1945
During the night of 22/23 May 1945, USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN), made the transfer of Lombok Strait on the surface.

19 Jun 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) departed her patrol area for Subic Bay, Philippines.

20 Jun 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Subic Bay, She was escorted in by USS Pratt (Cdr. R.H. Wanless, USNR).

At Subic Bay she was refitted by USS Howard W. Gilmore.

14 Jul 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) departed Subic Bay for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Siam. She was escorted out by USS Woodson (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Corlett, USNR).

For daily and sinking positions of USS Bugara during this patrol see the map below.

20 Jul 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) made a torpedo attack on an enemy convoy in the Gulf of Siam in position 07°20'N, 103°40'E. A total of nine torpedoes were fired but no hit were obtained.

The convoy attacked was made up of the small tankers Kyoei Maru No.3 (1189 GRT, built 1941), Hishi Maru No.3 (851 GRT, built 1944) and two other unidentified ships. They were escorted by by the destroyer Kamikaze, the auxiliary minesweeper Toshi Maru and two other unidentified escorts.

(All times are zone I, -9)
19 July 1945
2205 hours - In position 07°20'N, 103°40'E obtained radar contact bearing 282°(T) at a range of 18000 yards. Enemy course 025°(T), speed 9 knots. Went ahead at 17 knots to gain a favourable attack position. Received information that USS Cod and USS Bumper were on the port flank of this convoy and USS Brill and we were on the starboard flank. Brill said she was going in to attack, told him we would follow him in.

20 July 1945
0010 hours - Now in the center of the convoy. Fired two torpedoes at a small engines aft tanker from 850 yards, two more torpedoes at a second engines aft tanker from 950 yards, two torpedoes at a small transport or sea truck from 1500 yards, one torpedo at a patrol vessel from 900 yards and finally two torpedoes at a large trawler also thought to be an escort from 700 yards. No hits were obtained !!!???.

No counter attack followed. All torpedoes had been heard to run normal. Possibly they ran under. Brill also said her torpedoes ran under. Decided against further torpedo attacks.

24 Jul 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) sank four small vessels with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam.

(All times are zone I, -9)
1335 hours - In position 10°12'N, 100°05'E examined a schooner of about 50 tons. Found him loaded with airplane wheels and tires plus 15 cases of airplane parts, metal stock and sugar. Removed the crew and sank the schooner with gunfire. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5" and 120 rounds of 20mm.

1425 hours - In position 10°02'N, 100°08'E boarded an examined a 120 tons junk named Hiap Seng Maru. Cargo was Sugar and sewing machines from Singapore, Japanese registered. Sank him by gunfire. Ammunition used 11 rounds of 5" and 36 rounds of 40mm.

1930 hours - In position 09°23'N, 100°19'E boarded and examined a 25 tons coaster carrying sugar for the Japanese from Singapore to Bangkok. Took off the crew and sank the ship with gunfire. Ammunition used 3 rounds of 5" and 10 rounds of 40mm.

2054 hours - In position 09°16'N, 100°09'E boarded a 20 tons coaster carrying sugar for the Japanese from Singapore to Bangkok. Removed the crew and sank this ship with gunfire. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5" and 4 rounds of 40mm. All crews had been landed on the beach after their ships were sunk.

25 Jul 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) sank six small vessels with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam.

(All times are zone I, -9)
1405 hours - In position 07°06'N, 101°23'E boarded a 75 tons schooner. The cargo was 50 tons of rice for Singapore. Removed the crew and sank the schooner with gunfire. Ammunition used 3 rounds of 5" and 10 rounds of 40mm.

1535 hours - In position 06°56'N, 101°38'E boarded a 25 ton junk carrying a Japanese cargo of sugar and matches from Singapore. Sank the ship with gunfire. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5" and rounds of 40mm.

1624 hours - In position 06°52'N, 101°46'E boarded an empty coaster. The crew had already abandoned ship. We left it to take care of it later.

1650 hours - In position 06°50'N, 101°45'E boarded a brand new schooner of 51 tons. The crew had already abandoned ship. She was loaded with coffee and sugar from Singapore. Sank it with gunfire. Ammunition used 5 rounds of 5".

1730 hours - In position 06°44'N, 101°48'E boarded the 50 tons junk Kian Huat. The cargo was sugar from Singapore to Champon. Sank it with gunfire. Ammunition used 6 rounds of 5".

1830 hours - In position 06°41'N, 101°51'E boarded the schooner Joo Lee Maru, 120 tons. Cargo was sugar and missellaneous stores from Singapore to Kuanan. Sank it with gunfire. Ammunition used 7 rounds of 5".

2045 hours - Returned to the coaster left around 1650 hours and sank him with gunfire. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5" and 2 rounds of 40mm.

26 Jul 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) sank five small vessels with gunfire off the east coast of Siam / Malaya.

(All times are zone I,-9)
0300 hours - In position 06°51'N, 102°08'E sighted three Trengganus. Boarded all three. One was found to be working for the Japanese. The other two were native and had a cargo of no value.

0445 hours - Sank the Trengganu under Japanese registry. She was 20 tons in size. Ammunition used 8 rounds of 40mm.

0845 hours - In position 06°52'N, 101°42'E boarded the junk Chit Ming Ho Maru, 144 tons, cargo about 75 tons of rice for Singapore. Sank it with gunfire. Ammunition used 4 rounds of 5".

1550 hours - 06°19'N, 102°17'E boared a brand new sea truck of 50 tons. She was loaded with drums of aviation gasoline. Blew him up with two rounds of 5" - a beautiful fire.

1630 hours - In position 06°15'N, 102°20'E boared a 75 tons schooner loaded with 50 tons of rice for Singapore. Took of the crew and sank him with gunfire. Ammunition used 3 rounds of 5" and 12 rounds of 40mm.

1740 hours - In position 06°19'N, 102°24'E boarded a schooner of 150 tons. She was loaded with medical supplies, scrap iron and rice. She was bound for Singapore. Took of the crew and sank him with gunfire. Ammunition used 8 rounds of 5" and 28 rounds of 40mm.

27 Jul 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) sank three sailing vessels with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam.

(All times are zone I, -9)
1050 hours - In position 08°38'N, 100°32'E boarded a 20 tons schooner. Cargo was misselaneous gear from Singapore. Removed the crew and sank the schooner with gunfire. Ammunition used 4 rounds of 5" and 8 rounds of 40mm.

1445 hours - In position 09°11'N, 100°03'E and when 3000 yards from a schooner an aircraft that had been sighted earlier came over a nearby hill. Dived in 10 fathoms of water.

1505 hours - The aircraft (an Emily) was clear. Battle surfaced alongside the schooner. She was of 75 tons with a cargo of about 50 tons of sugar from Singapore. Sank the schooner with gunfire. Ammunition used 4 rounds of 5" and 26 rounds of 40mm.

2050 hours - In position 10°14'N, 99°43'E sighted a mast at a range of 24000 yards. It was geting dark fast with no moon. Closed at full speed. When the range was 8000 yards it looked like a schooner. Went to gun action stations. When the range was closed even further he looked bigger then first thought. Went alongside and boarded. It was a large, 200 tons, schooner loaded with at least 150 tons of rice bound for Singapore. Shoved off the crew and at .....

2228 hours - Sank the schooner with gunfire. Ammunition used 8 rounds of 5".

28 Jul 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) sank five small vessels with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam.

(All times are zone I, -9)
0945 hours - In position 11°53'N, 99°49'E boarded a 50 tons coaster. Cargo was rice for Singapore. Sank him with gunfire. Ammunition used 4 rounds of 5".

1044 hours - In position 11°45'N, 100°01'E closed another coaster of 50 tons with Rice for Singapore. While alongside an aircraft (Pete float plane) was seen. As the crew of the coaster had already abandoned ship quickly sank the coaster with gunfire. Ammunition used 3 rounds of 5". Meanwhile the aircraft turned around and left the area !?.

1340 hours - In position 11°54'N, 99°51'E spotted a large schooner close to the beach. Decided he was worth the risk of going into shallow water. Did not stop to determine the cargo and sank the schooner with gunfire. Ammunition used 4 rounds of 5". He settled on the bottom in 24 feet of water. Then got out of there and made for deeper water.

1635 hours - In position 12°21'N, 100°10'E boarded the schooner Kiat Ann (75 ton) listed with a cargo of sugar from Singapore to Bangkok. But the crew said it was rice from Bangkok to Singapore. Sank the schooner with gunfire. Ammunition used 6 rounds of 5".

2125 hours - In position 11°50'N, 99°58'E went alongside a junk of 25 tons. The junk was empty but the crew said they had just delivered rice to Singapore and were going back for another load. Sank the junk with gunfire. Ammunition used 17 rounds of 40mm.

29 Jul 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) sank four small Japanese vessels with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam.

(All times are zone I, -9)
0905 hours - In position 10°32'N, 99°59'E examined a large 200 tons schooner with a load of 200 barrels of sorgum molasses. Sank him with gunfire. Ammunition used 19 rounds of 5".

1325 hours - In position 10°06'N, 99°22'E examined a 400 tons Japanese naval auxiliary. Sank him with gunfire. Ammunition used 7 rounds of 5". The cargo on top was cocao bean.

1410 hours - In position 10°07'N, 99°19'E examined the 112 tons junk Ayame. Cargo was rice for Singapore. Sank him with gunfire. Ammunition used 8 rounds of 5" and 34 rounds of 40mm.

1442 hours - In position 10°02'N, 99°22'E examined a 50 tons schooner. Cargo was rice for Singapore. Sank him with gunfire. Ammunition used 3 rounds of 5".

30 Jul 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) sank three small vessels with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam.

(All times are zone I, -9)
0940 hours - In position 08°11'N, 100°53'E examined a 30 tons coaster out of Singapore with a cargo of sugar. Sank the coaster with gunfire. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5".

1300 hours - In position 07°49'N, 100°29'E boarded a 29 tons schooner named Twako. Cargo was Sugar out of Singora. Sank him with gunfire. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5".

2030 hours - In position 06°54'N, 101°33'E went alongside a 50 tons sea truck. Cargo was rice for Singapore. Sank her with gunfire. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5".

31 Jul 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) sank five small vessels with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam.

(All times are zone I, -9)
0645 hours - In position 07°11'N, 101°39'E obtained sight and radar contact on a vessel. Trailed until dawn then closed in. It turned out to be a coaster of 32 tons bound for Singapore.

0811 hours - Sank the coaster with gunfire. Ammunition used 16 rounds of 40mm and 60 rounds of 20mm.

0946 hours - In position 07°00'N, 101°52'E boarded a 40 tons schooner bound for Singapore with rice. Sank him with gunfire. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5".

1035 hours - In position 07°02'N, 102°04'E sank a 100 tons schooner with a cargo of salt and rice for Bali. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5".

1305 hours - In position 06°36'N, 102°04'E boarded a brand new coaster of 37 ton. Cargo was sugar from Singapore to Champon, Siam. Sank him with gunfire. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5".

1432 hours - Sank a coaster of 33 ton with a cargo of rice for Singapore with gunfire. Ammunition used 3 rounds of 5" and 7 rounds of 40mm. Position was 06°33'N, 101°58'E.

1500 hours - Received word of a downed B-24 aircraft 125 miles to the north. Made off at full speed. A search was undertaken until 1530/01 together with USS Cobia and USS Lamprey.

2 Aug 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) sank five small vessels with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam. Also six Malay canoes carrying pirates were shot to pieces.

(All times are zone I, -9)
0315 hours - In position 06°40'N, 101°51'E sighted a large schooner. Closed and boarded. It turned out to be a schooner of 211 ton out of Singapore with miscelaneous gear.

0400 hours - Sank the schooner with gunfire. Ammunition used 6 rounds of 5". Bugara damaged her port propeller when one of the schooners lifeboats was caught by it. A radar contact was obtained ahead. Commenced closing.

0750 hours - Forced to dive due to an approaching 'Betty' aircraft.

0809 hours - Surfaced and boarded the coaster. It was of 20 tons and loaded with coffee. Sank it with gunfire in position 06°48'N, 101°59'E. Ammunition used 18 rounds of 40mm.

0830 hours - In position 06°31'N, 101°52'E closed and boared a new 180 tons schooner coming from Singapore. Sank it with gunfire. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5".

1015 hours - In position 06°38'N, 102°13'E examined a 18 tons coaster. The manifest said the cargo was Sugar out of Singapore. Actual cargo, rice to Singapore. Sank it with gunfire. Ammunition used 30 rounds of 40mm.

1215 hours - In position 06°29'N, 102°20'E boarded a 117 tons schooner carrying rice to Singapore. Sank him with gunfire. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5" and 160 rounds of 20mm.

1320 hours - In position 06°21'N, 102°15'E saw a new 150 tons schooner anchored in deep water. As we approached we suspected something nog quite right here as we saw six large Malay canoes close by. It developed that it was a Chinese crew of a Japanese vessel carrying rice to Singapore under attack by Malay pirates. The Chinese crew and their lifeboat were taken off and the pirates fled. The schooner was sunk with 3 rounds of 5". We then shot up all the pirates and their boats. Then put the Chinese on shore.

3 Aug 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) sank two small vessels with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam.

(All times are zone I, -9)
0720 hours - In position 06°44'N, 101°47'E obtained radar contact. Closed at dawn and examined a 56 tons sea truck, loaded with rice for Singapore. It was a new ship.

0810 hours - Sank the sea truck with gunfire. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5".

0907 hours - In position 06°59'N, 101°36'E chased a large junk of 100 ton. She was loaded with 45 tons of rice for Singapore.

0943 hours - Sank the junk with gunfire. Ammunition used 4 rounds of 5".

4 Aug 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) sank three small vessels with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam.

(All times are zone I, -9)
0841 hours - In position 10°10'N, 99°21'E examined a 50 tons coaster carrying rice to Singapore. Put off the crew and sank the vessel with gunfire. Ammunition used 3 rounds of 5".

0921 hours - Sighted two large vessels. Started a chase. Boarded the first, a 300 ton, new junk carrying rice to Singapore. Put off the crew and sink the junk with gunfire in position 10°02'N, 99°16'E. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5".

0949 hours - Boarded the second ship, a new, very large, 450 tons schooner carrying copra and coconut oil to Bankok. Put off the crew and sank the schooner with gunfire in position 09°59'N, 99°17'E. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5".

5 Aug 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) sank four small vessels with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam.

(All times are zone I, -9)
0740 hours - In position 10°11'N, 99°22'E boarded a 200 tons schooner heavily laden with a cargo of coffee, sugar, sewing machines and other gear. Put off the crew and sank him with gunfire. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5".

0803 hours - In position 10°09'N, 99°15'E chased into a 75 tons junk heavily loaded with copra and rattan. Put off the crew and sank him with gunfire. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5".

1450 hours - In position 10°53'N, 99°31'E chased a small 20 tons coaster, heavily loaded. The crew put the coaster on the beach and then abandoned ship. Dropped one 5" shell amidships and left it sinking. Saw this coaster sink later. Total ammunition used on this ship, 2 rounds of 5".

1930 hours - Sighted two vessels behind Koh Thai. At sunset we went in to get them. The first, a 64 tons schooner, anchored as we closed. The crew then abandoned ship. When boarded he was found to be heavily laden with a cargo of coffee from Bankok. Sank him with gunfire in position 10°42'N, 99°24'E. Ammunition used 5 rounds of 5".

The second ship could not be found.

6 Aug 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) sank five small vessels with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam.

(All times are zone I, -9)
0940 hours - In position 08°39'N, 100°20'E closed and boarded a large, 125 tons junk. Cargo was sugar from Singapore to Bangkok to pick up rice for Singapore. Put off the crew and sank him with gunfire. Ammunition used 3 rounds of 5".

1700 hours - In position 07°24'N, 101°25'E boarded a brand new coaster coming from Singapore carrying missellaneous gear and proceeding to Bangkok to pick up a cargo of rice for Singapore. Put off the crew and sank him with gunfire. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5".

2003 hours - Sighted a total of four junks and one submarine. The submarine was HMS Sleuth and she was invstigating the junks. As it was getting dark fast decided to help out. Boared a 26 tons junk loaded with sugar from Singapore. Sank him with gunfire (1 round of 5") and then closed a 75 ton schooner loaded with aviaton gas. Sank him with gunfire (3 rounds of 5") which resulted in a lovely blaze. Position of these sinkings was 06°51'N, 101°44'E. Sleuth in the meantime had sunk the other two.

2246 hours - Closed what appeared to be a junk. Fired a burst of 20mm ahead of him. The crew abandoned leaving the ship with it's sails up. We had a tough time going alongside in the dark with a stiff wind blowing. It was a 60 ton junk heavily laden with rice for Singapore.

2359 hours - Sank him with gunfire in position 06°42'N, 101°57'E. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5" and 120 rounds of 20mm.

7 Aug 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) sank two small vessels with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam.

(All times are zone I, -9)
0750 hours - In position 06°29'N, 101°59'E boarded a 26.5 tons new coaster out of Singapore. Sank him with gunfire. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5".

1400 hours - In position 07°01'N, 101°33'E boarded a 28 ton new coaster en-route to Singapore with a cargo of rice. Put off the crew and sank him with gunfire. Ammunition used 1 round of 5".

12 Aug 1945
In the evening, USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN), passed Lombok Strait southbound.

17 Aug 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

31 Aug 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) departed Fremantle for Subic Bay.

9 Sep 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) arrived at Subic Bay from Fremantle

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