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The First Guerrilla


The first guerrilla submarine stood out of Brisbane on December 27, 1942, bound for the Philippine Islands, where she would land a small group of men who would begin the groundwork for Operation Planet – the establishment of a Philippines-wide radio, intelligence, and armed resistance network. With that mission accomplished, she would later almost be destroyed by depth charges dropped by one of the tokusetsu kanshitei or specially equipped guard boats the enemy was putting into service. With numerous damages throughout the boat including ten torpedo tubes out of commission, she managed to escape and perform a critical rescue mission on her way to Fremantle.

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