John Richard Craig, USN

Born  13 Sep 1906Jacksonville, Florida
Died  5 Mar 1943(36)USS Grampus (SS-207)

Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

Oct/Jan 43 Navy Cross (1)
  Purple Heart

Warship Commands listed for John Richard Craig, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS R-17 (94)Submarine25 Mar 19419 Mar 1942
USS Grampus (i) (207)Lt.Cdr.Submarine23 Sep 19425 Mar 1943 (+)

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Grampus (i) (207)


2 Oct 1942
After her 2nd and 3th war patrol USS Grampus (Lt.Cdr. John Richard Craig) departed Brisbane for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to land coast watchers on Vella Lavella and Choiseul Island.

14 Oct 1942
USS Grampus (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Craig) lands Australian coast watchers on the coast of Vella Lavella.

18 Oct 1942 (position -7.47, 157.19)
USS Grampus (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Craig) fires four torpedoes at the Japanese light cruiser Yura (offsite link) off Choiseul Island in position 07°47'S, 157°19'E. One torpedo hit the Japanese cruiser but it fails to explode.

19 Oct 1942
USS Grampus (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Craig) lands Australian coast watchers on Choiseul Island.

23 Nov 1942
USS Grampus (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Craig) ended her 4th war patrol at Brisbane.

14 Dec 1942
USS Grampus (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Craig) departed from Brisbane for her 5th war patrol.

19 Jan 1943
USS Grampus (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Craig) ended her 5th war patrol at Brisbane.

11 Feb 1943
USS Grampus (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Craig) departed from Brisbane for her 6th war patrol.

19 Feb 1943 (position -4.55, 152.26)
USS Grampus (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Craig) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese transport/aircraft ferry Keiyo Maru (6442 GRT, offsite link) off New Britain in position 04°55'S, 152°26'E.

27 Feb 1943
The Japanese minesweeper W 22 (offsite link) is possibly damaged by USS Grampus (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Craig) off Kolombangara, Solomon Islands.


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