Lucius Henry Chappell, USN

Born  20 Feb 1905Columbus, Georgia

Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

Feb 1942 Navy Cross (1)
1942 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Lucius Henry Chappell, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Sculpin (191)Submarine1 Apr 194120 Oct 1943

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Sculpin (191)


8 Dec 1941
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) left Manila for her first war patrol. She was ordered to patrol north of Luzon.

22 Jan 1942
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) ended her first war patrol at Surabaya, Java, Netherlands East Indies.

30 Jan 1942
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) leaves Surabaya for her second war patrol.

4 Feb 1942 (position -4.00, 123.00)
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese destroyer Suzukaze (offsite link) off Staring Bay, south of Kendari, Celebes in position 04°00'S, 123°00'E.

17 Feb 1942
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) is damaged by depth charges.

28 Feb 1942
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) ended her second war patrol at Exmouth Bay, Australia. After making repairs she continued on to Fremantle.

13 Mar 1942
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) leaves Fremantle for her 3th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Moluccas.

27 Apr 1942
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) ended her 3th war patrol at Fremantle.

29 May 1942
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) leaves Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

17 Jul 1942
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

8 Sep 1942
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) departed from Brisbane, Australia for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Bismarck Sea.

28 Sep 1942 (position -3.47, 151.36)
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese seaplane carrier Nisshin east of Kokoda Island off New Britain in position 03°47'S, 151°36'E. Sculpin is damaged by depth charges but is able to continue her patrol.

7 Oct 1942 (position -3.14, 150.01)
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Naminoue Maru (4731 GRT) off Rabaul in position 03°14'S, 150°01'E.

14 Oct 1942 (position -3.51, 151.21)
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Sumiyoshi Maru (1921 GRT) about 75 nautical miles south-west of Kavieng, New Ireland in position 03°51'S, 151°21'E.

26 Oct 1942
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) ended her 5th war patrol at Brisbane.

18 Nov 1942
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) departed from Brisbane for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Truk in the Caroline Islands.

8 Jan 1943
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was ordered to the Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard in San Francisco, California for an overhaul.

24 May 1943
With her overhaul completed USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters off the coast of Honshu.

19 Jun 1943 (position 37.11, 142.30)
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) sank the Japanese guard boat Miyasho Maru No.1 (79 GRT) and sailing vessel Sagami Maru (135 GRT) with gunfire off Inubozaki, Japan in position 37°11'N, 142°30'E.

4 Jul 1943
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) ended her 7th war patrol at Midway.

25 Jul 1943
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) left Midway for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of Formosa.

9 Aug 1943 (position 24.55, 122.00)
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) torpedoed and sank the Japanese passenger / cargo ship Sekko Maru (3183 GRT) east of northern Formosa in position 24°55'N, 122°00'E.

17 Sep 1943
USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) ended her 8th war patrol at Midway.


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