USS Amberjack (SS-219) was a Gato-class submarine in the United States Navy, operating in the Pacific Theatre of World War II in 1942 and 1943. She was sunk by the Japanese near New Guinea on 16 February 1943.

Amberjack in Days of InfamyEdit

The USS Amberjack launched in March 1942, and was commissioned in June 1942, with Lieutenant Commander Woodrow "Woody" Kelley[1] in command. Her first task was to patrol Hawaii, which had fallen to the Empire of Japan a few months before.

The Amberjack surfaced next to Oscar van der Kirk near Diamond Head, as the young man was fishing from his sailboard. Kelley asked van der Kirk a few questions about the situation in Hawaii, and then the submarine submerged and went back on patrol.[2]


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