Richard Ward Peterson, USN

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Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.
  Cdr.

Decorations

Jul/Sep 43 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Richard Ward Peterson, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS O-3 (64)Submarine26 Jun 1942
USS Sunfish (281)Lt.Cdr.Submarine15 Jul 194216 Dec 1943
USS Icefish (367)Cdr.Submarine19 Jun 19441 Jan 1946

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Submarine USS Sunfish (281)


26 Oct 1942
With her trials and initial training completed USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Peterson) departed from San Francisco bound for Pearl Harbor.

1 Nov 1942
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Peterson) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

23 Nov 1942
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Peterson) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of Honshu and Hokkaido in Japanese home waters.

14 Dec 1942
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Peterson) lays mines in entrance to Iseno Umi Bay, Japan. She continues to lay mines on the 15th, 16th and 17th December.

18 Dec 1942
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Peterson) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese Kyowa Maru (1917 GRT) off the south coast of Honshu, Japan in position 34°10'N, 136°52'E.

14 Jan 1943
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Peterson) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

4 Feb 1943
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Peterson) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

20 Feb 1943
The Japanese auxiliary patrol vessel Yoshida Maru (2920 GRT) is damaged by a mine in position 34°28'N, 137°20'E. The mine was most likely laid by USS Sunfish between 14 / 17 December 1942.

13 Mar 1943
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Peterson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Kosei Maru (3262 GRT) near Tokara Jima, Ryukyu Islands in position 29°04'N, 129°17'E.

3 Apr 1943
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Peterson) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

4 May 1943
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Peterson) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.

24 Jun 1943
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Peterson) ended her 3rd war patrol.

28 Jul 1943
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Peterson) departed from for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Formosa.

13 Aug 1943
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Peterson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Edo Maru (1299 GRT) about 180 nautical miles from Chichi Jima, Bonin Islands in position 24°04'N, 142°21'E.

4 Sep 1943
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Peterson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Kozan Maru (4180 GRT) off the Bonin Islands in position 22°06'N, 119°50'E.

25 Sep 1943
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Peterson) ended her 4th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

16 Oct 1943
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Peterson) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol north-east of Formosa.

14 Dec 1943
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Peterson) ended her 5th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


Submarine USS Icefish (367)


22 Aug 1944
With her trials and initial training completed USS Icefish (Cmdr Richard Ward Peterson) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

9 Sep 1944
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

24 Oct 1944
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Tenshin Maru (4236 GRT) in the South China Sea west of Luzon Strait in position 19°31'N, 118°10'E.

26 Oct 1944
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Taiyo Maru (4168 GRT) in the South China Sea west of Luzon Strait in position 19°04'N, 120°36'E.

13 Nov 1944
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) ended her 1st war patrol at Majuro.

8 Dec 1944
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) departed from Majuro for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

20 Jan 1945
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

20 Feb 1945
USS Icefish (Cmdr Richard Ward Peterson) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

20 Apr 1945
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) ended her 3rd war patrol at Guam.

15 May 1945
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) departed from Guam for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea and then gradually work her way down the Java Sea towards Australia.

4 Jul 1945
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

29 Jul 1945
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

7 Aug 1945
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) sank a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire north of Bangka in position 00°16'S, 106°45'E.

22 Aug 1945
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) ended her 5th war patrol at Saipan.


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