Horror WWII Sharks submarine pulp

The Final Voyage of I-167

By C. L. Werner
Oct 8, 2020 · 6,944 words · 26 minutes

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From the author: Lieutenant-Commander Tatsuhiko Asahara captains the submarine I-167 of the Imperial Japanese Navy against his nation's enemies in the Indian Ocean. Months of inactivity and frustration provoke the submariners to brutal excess and savagery when they capture a Dutch vessel, but retribution awaits them in the form of the shark-god Dakuwanga.

The Final Voyage of I-167


C. L. Werner

Foul black smoke billowed upwards, staining the azure beauty of the morning sky as effectually as the shimmering slicks of oil polluted the gently rolling waves. The fountainhead of both smoke and oil, the stricken ship sagged to one side, screaming as seawater rushed into her ruptured hull and slammed into the boilers deep in the heart of the vessel.

The SS Borneo had been struck shortly after sunrise by a torpedo against her portside. The Dutch...

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1 Comment
  • C. L. Werner
    October 8, 5:56pm

    It is worth noting that the brutalities depicted in this story are recorded fact, drawn from atrocities committed by various Japanese sub crews in the Indian Ocean during WWII. Even the ghastly 'chum line' occurred, amazingly reported by the sole survivor - the sailor tethered at the end of the string who was able to free himself before he could be drowned and managed to find a lifeboat missed by Japanese machine guns after the submarine left. I have taken liberties with the incidents by combining several different occurrences for purposes of this narrative. Those who want to delve into the actual history would do well to consult a volume titled 'Blood and Bushido' by Bernard Edwards.