Naval Warfare Movies

The Sinking of the USS Bass

Country: USA
Keywords: WWII, Documentary

This is the VHS release (see more).


"The USS Bass was launched as the V-2 on December 27, 1924 by Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and then commissioned on September 26, 1925. She was renamed Bass on July 1, 1931 and taken out of service on February 18, 1937. She was recommissioned September 5, 1940 and made four war patrols in 1942. In August of 1942 while on patrol, a fire broke out killing 25 members of the Bass crew. She was subsequently converted to a cargo submarine. On March 18, 1945 she was expended as a target vessel and now rests in 160 feet of clear water, 8 miles south of Block Island, RI."


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