Eliot Olsen, USN

Born  15 Dec 1903Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Died  14 May 1981(77)


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Ranks

  Lt.
1 Jul 1941 Lt.Cdr.
20 Mar 1945 T/Capt.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Eliot Olsen, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Grayling (209)Lt.Submarine1 Mar 1941Sep 1942
USS Blackfish (221)Lt.Cdr.Submarine2 Jun 194326 Jul 1943

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Grayling (209)


24 Dec 1941
USS Grayling (Lt.Cdr. Eliot Olsen) arrived at Pearl Harbor from the US east coast.

31 Dec 1941
Admiral Chester Nimitz accepts command of the US Pacific Fleet on board USS Grayling in ceremony at Pearl Harbor, HI. (1)

5 Jan 1942
USS Grayling (Lt.Cdr. E. Olsen) departed Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Gilbert Islands area.

7 Mar 1942
USS Grayling (Lt.Cdr. E. Olsen) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

27 Mar 1942
USS Grayling (Lt.Cdr. E. Olsen) departed Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

13 Apr 1942 (position 31.51, 132.50)
USS Grayling (Lt.Cdr. E. Olsen) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Ryujin Maru (6243 GRT) south-west off Shikoku, Japan in position 31°51'N, 132°50'E.

16 May 1942
USS Grayling (Lt.Cdr. E. Olsen) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

4 Jun 1942
During the battle of Midway USS Grayling (Lt.Cdr. E. Olsen) patrolled north-west of that island.

14 Jul 1942
USS Grayling (Lt.Cdr. Eliot Olsen) departed Pearl Harbor for her 3th war patrol and was ordered to patrol off Truk in the Caroline Islands.

26 Aug 1942
USS Grayling (Lt.Cdr. Eliot Olsen) ended her 3th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


Submarine USS Blackfish (221)


4 Jul 1943
USS Blackfish (Lt.Cdr. Eliot Olsen) ended her 5th war patrol.

26 Jul 1943
USS Blackfish (Lt.Cdr. E. Olsen) arrived at New London.

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