James Wiggins Coe, USN

Born  13 Jun 1909Richmond, Indiana
Died  28 Sep 1943(34)USS Cisco (SS-290)


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Ranks

30 Jun 1938 Lt.
15 Jun 1942 T/Lt.Cdr.
15 Oct 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Dec/Mar 42 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for James Wiggins Coe, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-39 (144)Lt.SubmarineJan 194027 Mar 1942
USS Skipjack (184)Lt.Submarine27 Mar 194217 Jan 1943
USS Cisco (290)T/Cdr.Submarine10 May 194328 Sep 1943 (+)

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Submarine USS S-39 (144)


7 Dec 1941
When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, USS S-39 (Lt. J.W. Coe) was already on patrol off southern Luzon. She was ordered to shift her patrol area to the San Bernardino Strait.

21 Dec 1941
USS S-39 (Lt. J.W. Coe) ended her 1st war patrol at Manila Bay.

1 Jan 1942
On or around this date, USS S-39 (Lt. J.W. Coe) departed from Manila Bay for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol her way south and end the patrol at Surabaya, Java, Netherlands East Indies.

24 Jan 1942
USS S-39 (Lt. J.W. Coe) ended her 2nd war patrol at Surabaya.

15 Feb 1942
USS S-39 (Lt. J.W. Coe) departed from Surabaya for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea and Java Sea.

4 Mar 1942 (position -4.19, 108.25)
USS S-39 (Lt. J.W. Coe) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet tanker Erimo (6500 GRT) south of Billiton Island in position 04°19'S, 108°25'E.

18 Mar 1942
USS S-39 (Lt. J.W. Coe) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia. Later she proceeded to Brisbane.


Submarine USS Skipjack (184)


14 Apr 1942
USS Skipjack (Lt.Cdr. James Wiggins Coe) left Fremantle for her third war patrol. she was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

6 May 1942 (position 12.33, 109.30)
USS Skipjack (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Coe) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Kanan Maru (2567 GRT) about 25 nautical miles north-east of Cam Ranh Bay, French Indochina in position 12°33'N, 109°30'E.

8 May 1942 (position 12.18, 111.13)
USS Skipjack (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Coe) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Bujun Maru (4804 GRT) about 125 nautical miles east of Cam Ranh Bay, French Indochina in position 12°18'N, 111°13'E.

17 May 1942 (position 6.22, 108.36)
USS Skipjack (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Coe) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Tazan Maru (5477 GRT) near the Gulf of Siam in position 06°22'N, 108°36'E.

2 Jun 1942
USS Skipjack (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Coe) ended her 3th war patrol at Fremantle.

18 Jul 1942
USS Skipjack (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Coe) left Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Banda Sea.

23 Aug 1942 (position 3.52, 127.54)
USS Skipjack (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Coe) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese fleet oiler Hayatomo (14050 GRT) south-west of Ambon, Netherlands East Indies in position 03°52'N, 127°54'E.

4 Sep 1942
USS Skipjack (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Coe) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

29 Sep 1942
USS Skipjack (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Coe) left Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol in the Banda Sea and then work her way up north due to the fact that she is to end this war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

14 Oct 1942 (position 5.35, 144.25)
USS Skipjack (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Coe) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Shunko Maru (6780 GRT) about 450 nautical miles west-south-west of Truk in position 05°35'N, 144°25'E.

26 Nov 1942
USS Skipjack (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Coe) ended her 5th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is now ordered to the Mare Island Navy Yard for an overhaul. After this overhaul she returns to Pearl Harbor. Unfortunately her 6th, 7th and 8th war patrol are unsuccessful.


Submarine USS Cisco (290)


24 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Having completed her torpedo firing trials, USS Cisco (Cdr. J.W. Coe, USN), departed Newport, Rhode Island for New London, Connecticut.

24 Jul 1943
USS Cisco (Cdr. J.W. Coe, USN) departed New London, Connectiut for Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

6 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cisco (Cdr. J.W. Coe, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

7 Aug 1943
USS Cisco (Cdr. J.W. Coe, USN) departed Balboa, Panama Canal Zone for Brisbane, Australia.

2 Sep 1943
USS Cisco (Cdr. J.W. Coe, USN) arrived at Brisbane.

9 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cisco (Cdr. J.W. Coe, USN) departed Brisbane for two days of exercises.

11 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cisco (Cdr. J.W. Coe, USN) arrived at Brisbane from two days of exercises. She departed for Darwin later the same day.

18 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cisco (Cdr. J.W. Coe, USN) arrived at Darwin from Brisbane.

19 Sep 1943
USS Cisco (Cdr. J.W. Coe, USN) departed from Darwin, Australia for her 1st war patrol with orders to patrol in the South China Sea (Tonkin Gulf). However she returned the same day because of a defective main hydraulic system. With the hydraulic system repaired resumes her patrol the next day.


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