O’Kane and Morton became the two most famous US Navy submarine captains of World War Two. O’Kane served under Morton and the submarine each commanded — USS Wahoo by Morton and USS Tang by O’Kane – became the two most famous US Navy subs of World War Two. They almost became comrades in death except for this: at the end of his third patrol under Morton, O’Kane was ordered off the boat to take up command of the USS Tang. On her next patrol, USS Wahoo was lost with all hands in action against the Japanese navy.
[Source: Wahoo: The Patrols of America’s Most Famous World War II Submarine by Richard H. O’Kane (three stars). Image courtesy of the US Navy Website.]