David Zabriskie, Jr., USN
|Born||30 Aug 1912||Hollywood, California, USA|
|Died||1 Jun 1944||(31)||USS Herring|
Warship Commands listed for David Zabriskie, USN
|USS Herring (233)||T/Lt.Cdr.||Submarine||6 Feb 1944||1 Jun 1944 (+)|
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Submarine USS Herring (233)
16 May 1944
USS Herring (Lt.Cdr. D. Zabriskie, Jr.) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of the Kuril Islands.
21 May 1944
USS Herring (Lt.Cdr. D. Zabriskie, Jr.) topped up with fuel at Midway.
31 May 1944 (position 48.00, 153.00)
USS Herring (Lt.Cdr. D. Zabriskie, Jr.) and USS Barb rendezvous in Sea of Okhotsk some 150 miles west of Matsuwa Island, Kurils, to plan operations against Japanese shipping in the vicinity.
Later that day Herring attacked a convoy sinking the Japanese frigate Ishigaki (860 tons, offsite link) and the Japanese army cargo ship Hokuyo Maru (1590 GRT) west of Matsuwa Island in position 48°00'N, 153°00'E.
1 Jun 1944 (position 48.00, 153.00)
USS Herring (Lt.Cdr. D. Zabriskie, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Iwaki Maru (3124 GRT) and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Hiburi Maru (4366 GRT) off Matsuwa Island in position 48°00'N, 153°00'E. Unfortunately Herring is sunk by a Japanese shore battery after this attack.
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