Marion Clermont Thompson, USN
|Born||22 Nov 1899||?, West Virginia, USA|
|Died||21 Jan 1969||(69)||Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA|
Warship Commands listed for Marion Clermont Thompson, USN
|USS Cache (AO 67)||Lt.Cdr.||Oiler||25 Oct 1943||3 Jun 1944|
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Oiler USS Cache (AO 67)
22 Jan 1944 (position -12.08, 164.23)
The US Oiler USS Cache is torpedoed and damaged by the Japanese submarine RO-37 (offsite link) about 155 nautical miles south-east of San Cristobal, Solomons in position 12°08'S, 164°23'E.
The Cache sent out an SOS that reached the nearby US destroyer USS Buchanan. While racing towards the scene at full speed the Buchanan picks up a radar echo that turned out to be RO-37. The Japanese submarine was eventually sunk by Buchanan after more than two hours about 130 nautical miles east-south-east of San Cristobal in position 11°47'S, 164°17'E.
After temporary repairs, Cache sailed for San Pedro, California for permanent repairs. Cache returned to duty at Eniwetok on 20 June 1944, to begin almost continuous participation in the operations that forced the Japanese back across the Pacific.
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