Stephen George Barchet, USN

Born  4 Apr 1901Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Died  30 Nov 1964(63)Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Stephen George Barchet as midshipman in 1922. National Photo Company Collection


1 Aug 1938 Lt.Cdr.
17 Jul 1942 T/Cdr.
1 Jun 1943 T/Capt.


Warship Commands listed for Stephen George Barchet, USN

USS Argonaut (i) (166)Lt.Cdr.Submarine13 Jun 194022 Jun 1942

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Submarine USS Argonaut (i) (166)

28 Nov 1941
USS Argonaut (Lt.Cdr. S.G. Barchet, USN) left Pearl Harbor and was on patrol duty near Midway Island with USS Trout when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. After sunset on 7 December, Argonaut surfaced and heard naval gunfire around Midway. Argonaut then submerged to make a sonar approach to investigate. Argonaut spotted two Japanese destroyers, Akebono and Ushio (both offsite links ) whose mission was shore bombardment on Midway. The ships may have detected Argonaut, and one passed close by the submarine. They completed the bombardment then retired before Argonaut could make a second approach.

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