Charles Cochran Kirkpatrick, USN

Born  20 Jun 1907San Angelo, Texas

Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.
  Cdr.

Decorations

Apr/Jun 42 Navy Cross (1)
Jun/Sep 42 Navy Cross (1)
Dec/Jan 43 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Charles Cochran Kirkpatrick, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Triton (201)Lt.Cdr.SubmarineMar 194214 Feb 1943
USS Shea (DM 30)Cdr.Destroyer30 Sep 194413 Jul 1945

Career information

Wounded in action on the USS Shea on the 04/05/1945

Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Triton (201)


13 Apr 1942
USS Triton (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Kirkpatrick) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3th war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

1 May 1942 (position 28.06, 123.47)
USS Triton (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Kirkpatrick) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Calcutta Maru (5338 GRT) about 180 nautical miles north-north-west of Formosa in position 28°06'N, 123°47'E.

6 May 1942 (position 28.19, 123.28)
USS Triton (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Kirkpatrick) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Taiei Maru (2208 GRT) north-north-east of Keelung, Formosa in position 28°42'N, 123°50'E and the Japanese transport ship Taigen Maru (5665 GRT) in position 28°19'N, 123°28'E.

15 May 1942 (position 28.22, 133.02)
USS Triton (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Kirkpatrick) sank two Japanese sampans with gunfire off Formosa in position 28°22'N, 133°02'E.

17 May 1942 (position 29.25, 134.06)
USS Triton (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Kirkpatrick) torpedoed and sank the Japanese submarine I-64 (offsite link) south-east of Kyushu, Japan in position 29°25'N, 134°06'E.

4 Jun 1942
USS Triton (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Kirkpatrick) ended her 3th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

25 Jun 1942
USS Triton (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Kirkpatrick) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Alaskan waters.

4 Jul 1942 (position 52.15, 173.51)
USS Triton (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Kirkpatrick) torpedoed and sank the Japanese destroyer Nenohi (offsite link) off Cape Sabak, off the southeast tip of Agattu, Aleutians in position 52°15'N, 173°51'E.

7 Sep 1942
USS Triton (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Kirkpatrick) ended her 4th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She now underwent an overhaul.

16 Dec 1942
USS Triton (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Kirkpatrick) left Pearl Harbor for her 5h war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Wake. Later she patrolled the Truk-Rabaul-New Guinea shipping lanes, north and northwest of New Ireland.

24 Dec 1942 (position 19.16, 166.36)
USS Triton (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Kirkpatrick) torpedoed and sank the Japanese water tanker Amakusa Maru No.1 (1913 GRT) south of Wake Island in position 19°16'N, 166°36'E.

28 Dec 1942 (position 6.24, 160.18)
USS Triton (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Kirkpatrick) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Omi Maru (3394 GRT) in position 06°24'N, 160°18'E.

13 Jan 1943 (position -0.26, 148.40)
USS Triton (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Kirkpatrick) torpedoed and damaged the tanker Akebono Maru (10182 GRT) north of the St. Matthias Island group in position 00°26'S, 148°40'E.

26 Jan 1943
USS Triton (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Kirkpatrick) ended her 5th war patrol at Brisbane, Australia.


Destroyer USS Shea (DM 30)


21 Oct 1944
USS Shea departed from New York bound for Bermuda for her shakedown cruise.

16 Nov 1944
With her shakedown completed USS Shea departed from Bermuda bound for Norfolk.

13 Dec 1944
USS Shea departed from Norfolk bound for New York.

14 Dec 1944
USS Shea arrived at New York.

31 Dec 1944
USS Shea arrived at San Francisco, California.

4 Jan 1945
USS Shea departed from San Francisco bound for Pearl Harbor.

2 Mar 1945
USS Shea arrived at Eniwetok.

19 Mar 1945
USS Shea departed from Ulithi to participate in the Okinawa campaign.

24 Mar 1945
USS Shea arrived in the Okinawa area.

4 May 1945
While on radar picket duty of Okinawa USS Shea is hit by a Japanese Baka 'bomb' in position 27°26'N, 126°59'E. 27 men of her crew were killed and 91 were injured. Shea put into Kerama Retto for temporary repairs.

15 May 1945
Shea departed from Kerama Retto bound for Ulithi.

27 May 1945
Shea departed from Ulithi bound for the US east coast.

6 Jun 1945
Shea arrived at Pearl Harbor.

9 Jun 1945
Shea departed from Pearl Harbor.

2 Jul 1945
Shea arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for full repairs.


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