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    Posted: 02 Feb 2019 at 6:06pm
The first loss of a United States Navy submarine during a declared war occurred off the California coast.  What event caused the loss? 

Did this type event occur again during a declared war to United States submarine(s)?  If so what boat(s)?

Did this event occur in peacetime to United States submarines?  If so what boat(s)? 

Note: The type event is quite specific and does not involve ramming by a surface ship.

Note 2:  I know this is SuperBowl weekend but being a Steeler fan I'd rather look through musty submarine history books than --- well, my season ended some weeks ago. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Runner485 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Feb 2019 at 7:58am

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Yeah verily!  Good answer.  Now how about others?
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I have searched high & low, near & far, under & behind, but can not find another submarine/submarine collision that resulted in one of them sinking. Or am I barking up the wrong tree??? There are numerous SS/SS,SS/Nuc, US/Russian,etc,but none that resulted in a sinking.....I give up!!

Make that.......None that I could find.




Edited by 609EM1 - 04 Feb 2019 at 11:53am
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote oldsubs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Feb 2019 at 12:33pm
That is the correct answer.  There have been numerous submarine vs submarine collisions.  But none have resulted (at least as far as have been recorded in published accounts) in one or the other sinking.
Some US events include:
Hoe and Flounder during WWII-- at sea submerged.
Barb and Seadragon off Hawaii in the mid 1960s -- at sea submerged.

Some minor bumps while surfaced.

Some run-ins with 'icebergs' off foreign coasts.

Just an interesting bit of trivia.  At least interesting to me and 601EM1
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