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Bungo Strait

The Bungo Channel (豊後水道 Bungo-suidō[1]?) is a strait separating the Japanese islands of Kyūshū and Shikoku. It connects the Pacific Ocean and Seto Inland Sea.[2] The narrowest part of this channel is the Hōyo Strait.

In the English-speaking world, the Bungo Strait is most known for its role in the 1958 World War II submarine film Run Silent, Run Deep based upon best-selling 1955 novel by then-Commander Edward L. Beach, Jr..[3]

Coordinates: 32°54′32″N 132°15′00″E / 32.909°N 132.25°E / 32.909; 132.25

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  • Sheffield, Richard. (2009). Subs on the Hunt: 40 of the Greatest WWII Submarine War Patrols. Atlanta: Fox Publishing. 13-OCLC 652102659
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