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At random: The USS Blenny SS 324, on her last patrol of WW II sank 63 vessels. One by torpedo and 62 by deck gunfire, demolition charges set by boarding parties or by burning. On several occasions shotguns were fired through the boats bottoms. These were all vessels under the 500 ton JANAC limit for tonnage sunk and not counted in the "official" totals or ships sunk. This is also a record for the most vessels ever sunk by a submarine on one patrol.
Well there I was....

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Posted 2012-02-28 6:17 PM (#54836)

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Location: Rockingham Western Australia
Subject: Well there I was....

Getting my arse kicked from pillar to post on HMAS Stalwart (a Destroyer Tender) as the Electrical Department disciplinary problem when the Electrical Officer called me to his cabin and gave me a choice of Submarines or being buried in the hole I was digging for myself.

Needless to say 14 years in Submarines later and now 18 years of maintaining Submarines in civilian life probably means I made the right choice.
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