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Gulf of Siam

Relief map of Gulf of Siam

The Gulf of Siam is an embayment of the South China Sea that was bounded by French Indochina to the northeast, Thailand to the north and west, and Malaya to the south. Most of the Gulf of Siam is relatively shallow water (with a mean depth of 25 fathoms or 45 meters and a maximum depth of 44 fathoms or 80 meters), but American submarines began operating here towards the end of the war, when targets became harder to find on the deep ocean lanes.


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