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USS Cochino SS-345

SS-345 Coin
SS-345 Coin
Item# coin-ss-345
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Product Description

A beautiful 1.75-inch hand-painted brass coin honoring the USS Cochino SS 345 lost on August 26, 1949, after being jolted by a violent polar gale off Norway caused an electrical fire and battery explosion that generated hydrogen and chlorine gasses. In horrible weather, men of Cochino and Tusk (SS 426) fought to save the submarine for 14 hours. After a 2nd battery explosion, "Abandon Ship" was ordered, and Cochino sank. Tusk's crew rescued all of Cochino's men except for one civilian engineer. Tusk lost six sailors during the rescue.