Silent Service: Hit ‘Em Again, Harder / ‘Harder at Woleai’

Two episodes of this sub’s exploits, with a record of sinking over five Japanese destroyers before being lost with all hands on a later patrol.

Published on Apr 22, 2014

USS Harder (SS-257) was a Gato-class submarine. One of the most famous submarines of World War II, she received the Presidential Unit Citation. Her skipper, the resolute and resourceful Commander (Cmdr) Samuel D. Dealey (1906–1944), “a submariner’s submariner”, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.


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