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namvet
07-05-2010, 09:50 AM
well not literally. but the USS Barb (SS-220) was credited with blowing one up when a shore party was dispacted to blow up railroad tracks and got a train as a bonus.

Barb was sent to the U.S. for a yard overhaul and alterations, which included the installation of 5 in (130 mm) rocket launchers at the Captain's request. Returning to the Pacific, she commenced her 12th and final patrol on 8 June. This patrol was conducted along the coasts of the Sea of Okhotsk. For the first time in submarine warfare, Barb successfully employed rockets, against the towns of Shari, Hokkaido; Shikuka, Kashiho; and Shiritoru on Karafuto. She also bombarded the town of Kaihyo To with her regular armament, destroying 60 percent of the town. She next landed a party of carefully selected crew members who blew up a railroad train. This is notable as the only ground combat operation that took place on the Japanese home islands.


http://i48.tinypic.com/2py7pdu.jpg

its at the very bottom center. you can see it better in the story: http://www.bluehawksofhal-5.org/news_files/USS%20BarbSS220.htm

Uyraell
08-14-2010, 06:14 AM
In WW1, there was a Patrol by HM Submarine E 11, Commanded by one Max Horton, later to be the Admiral of WW2 fame.
It was the second patrol into the Sea of Marama, and E 11 was joined by E 13, her sister sub.
The two captains arranged to meet, and together issued instructions to their crews for "Operation: Let's Play Trains".........

I invite you to imagine the following scene, in early evening, just offshore in the Sea of Marama:

E 11 positions herself at the Eastern end of a railroad tunnel which passes through a cliff-face at almost beach-level.
E 13 positions herself at the Western end of the same tunnel...

Shortly there-after, the 7.45pm from Istanbul is seen heading into the tunnel... (it is now about 8.15pm)...

E11 opens fire onto the cliffs above the tunnel-mouth, rocks fall, train screeches to halt, backs-up into tunnel with great alacrity and enthusiasm...

The rear of the train emerges thus from the western end of the tunnel, whereupon E 13 opens fire onto the rocks above the tunnel-mouth...

and the train screeches to a halt, then advances rapidly eastwards into the tunnel ...

The two submarines "play" thus for about another 15 minutes or so, before signalling each-other via shaded lamp, quietly submerging and exiting the bay the tunnel is at the head of.

Kind and Respectful Regards Namvet my friend, Uyraell.