Can artillery sink a sub ?

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legion3:
USS Corvina (ss 226)  Torpedoed and sunk by Japanese Sub I-176 sw of Truk, 16 Nov, 1943

USS Grunion (ss 216) Missing , probably sunk by Japanese Sub I-25 off Kiska 30 July, 1942 (wreck found in 2007, loss a mystery)

USS Snook (ss 279) Missing in Okinawa Area, April 1945 , possibly sunk by Japanese Sub. (I-56?)

From both US Warships of WW2 by Paul Silverstone and Silent Victory by Clay Blair Jr


And honorable mentions for sub vs sub  :wink:

USS Tang (ss 306) and USS Tullibee (ss 284) : Sunk by their Own Torpedo 24 Oct, 1944 and 26 Mar 1944 respectively. That's a bummer!

Turnabout is fair play,

IJN Sub RO 113 Torpedoed and sunk by US Sub Batfish off Babuyah 15 October 1945
IJN I-64  Torpedoed and sunk by US sub Triton off Kagoshima 17 May 1942
IJN I-66  Torpedoed and sunk by British Sub Telemachus off Singapore 17 July 1944
IJN I-68  Probably torpedoed by US Sub Scamp 27 July 1943
IJN I-73 Torpedoed and sunk by US Sub Gudgeon off Midway 27 January 1942
IJN I-183 Torpedoed and sunk by US Sub Pogy 28/29 April 1944
IJN I-28 Torpedoed and sunk by US Sub Tautog off Truk 17 May 1942
IJN I-29 Torpedoed and sunk by US Sub Sawfish 26 July 1944
IJN I-34 Torpedoed and sunk by British sub Taurus 13 Nov 1943

The above from Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy 1869-1945 by Hansgeorg Jentschura

And I had to stop looking...

legion3:
Need to add the following IJN subs:

I-42 Torpedoed and sunk by US sub Tunny 23 Mar 1944
I-22 Torpedoed and sunk by US sub Skate 10 June 1945
I-365 Torpedoed and sunk by US sub Scabbardfish off Yokosuka 28 Nov 1944
I-354 Probably Torpedoed and sunk by US Sub Sea Devil 14/15 Sep 1944
I-371 Probably Torpedoed and sunk by US Sub Lagarto 24 Feb 1945
I-373 Torpedoed and sunk by US sub Spikefish 14 Aug 1945

This is what I found as to sub sinking sub in the Pacific, I may have missed some but the IJN seemed to have the worst of it...

Adlertag:
Germany build 1200 subs, 860 was sunk by destroyers, and 4 by other subs

Gargantua:
Not Sure about Subs getting sunk by Artillery... But I remember in Vietnam, at the Battle of Khe Sanh,  There were major problems with getting in any kind of air support. 

The American Base at Khe Sanh was being so heavily shelled by Artillery,  that incoming aircraft were almost garunteed to be struck down by regular artillery shells.

Let's not forget that Artillery is very versatile, and that a common combat theme in WWII (which still applies today) was to be creative.  Sometimes you just use what you gotta use to get the job done.

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