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Appendix E
Best U.S. Submarine War Patrols
By Number of Ships Sunk
Submarine/War Patrol Captain Ships Sunk* Tonnage
1 USS Tang - 3 Richard O'Kane 10 39,100
2 USS Wahoo - 4 Dudley Morton 9 20,000
3 USS Tang - 5 Richard O'Kane 7 21,772
4 USS Flasher - 5 George Girder 6 42,800
5 USS Spadefish - 1 G. Underwood 6 31,500
6 USS Silversides - 10 John S. Coye, Jr 6 14,141
7 USS Tirante - 1 George L. Street 6 12,621
8 USS Sea Dog - 4 Earl T. Hydeman 6 7,186
9 USS Ray - 6 William Kinsella 5 12,645
10 USS Rasher - 5 Henry G. Munson 5 52,600
11 USS Seahorse - 2 Slade D. Cutter 5 27,579
12 USS Bowfin - 2 Walter T. Griffith 5 26,458
13 USS Ray - 5 William Kinsella 5 26,000
14 USS Hammerhead - 2 John C. Martin 5 25,178
15 USS Tang - 1 Richard O'Kane 5 21,400
16 USS Pogy - 5 Ralph Metcalf 5 21,150
17 USS Snook - 5 Charles Triebel 5 21,046
18 USS Seahorse - 3 Slade Cutter 5 20,900
19 USS Seahorse - 4 Slade Cutter 5 19,374
20 USS Sandlance - 2 Malcolm Garrison 5 18,328
21 USS Guardfish - 1 Thomas Klakring 5 16,709
22 USS Triton - 3 Charles Kirkpatrick 5 15,843
23 USS Barb - 8 Eugene Fluckey 5 15,472
24 USS Harder - 2 Samuel D. Dealy 5 15,272
25 USS Haddo - 7 Chester W. Nimitz Jr. 5 14,460
26 USS Spadefish - 5 Wm. Germerhausen 5 8,578
*   Confirmed
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