Thursday, April 24, 2014
Japanese Submarine I-45 (Sank the Eversole and Sunk By the Whitehurst On the Same Day)
I wasn't able to find out too much about the I-45 as it did not have much of a career other than sinking the Eversole.
It was part of the Ocu-gata-class of submarines which were 108 feet long and could cruise on the surface at 23.3 knots and underwater at 8.
Commissioned Dec. 28, 1943, and listed as missing Oct. 27, 1944.
On April 5, 1944, it damaged the VC-66. On Oct. 27, 1944, listed as MIA east of Leyte. Oct. 28, 1944, sank the USS Eversole. On Oct. 28, 1944, listed as sunk.prob. by Whitehurst, East of Siargio.