| Following the cessation of hostilities, a
joint assessment committee made up of Army and Navy personnel, JANAC for
short, began sifting through the Japanese operational records in an attempt
to compile their merchant and man-of-war losses. Through this research,
first published in 1947, a picture of WAHOO's last actions began to emerge.
Including the steamer reported sunk by Domei, Morton and WAHOO were credited
with sinking four ships:
The final tabulation by JANAC awarded Morton with 19
official sinkings for an accumulated total of 55,000 tons of enemy shipping.
This figure adjusted his wartime confirmed sinkings up from 17 to tie him
with Captain Slade Cutter of SEAHORSE for second highest scoring U.S. skipper
of the war.
MASAKI MARU #2; 1,238 tons - September 29
KONRON MARU; 8000 tons - October 5
KANKO MARU; 1,283 tons - October 6
HANKOW MARU; 2,995 tons - October 9