William Shirley Stovall, Jr., USN

Born  17 Nov 1907


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Ranks

30 Jun 1942 Lt.Cdr.
  Cdr.
30 Mar 1945 T/Capt.

Decorations

Jul/Sep 42 Navy Cross (1)
Oct/Dec 42 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for William Shirley Stovall, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-27 (132)SubmarineMay 1939May 1940
USS Gudgeon (211)Submarine22 Jun 19426 Mar 1943
USS Darter (227)Cdr.Submarine7 Sep 194315 Jun 1944

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Gudgeon (211)


11 Jul 1942
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. William Shirley Stovall, Jr.) departed Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.

3 Aug 1942 (position 7.37, 150.11)
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. William Shirley Stovall, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Naniwa Maru (4853 GRT) off Truk in position 07°37'N, 150°11'E.

17 Aug 1942 (position 7.43, 151.13)
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Stovall, Jr) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese tankers Shinkoku Maru (10020 GRT) and Nichiei Maru (10020 GRT) north-west of Truk in position 07°43'N, 151°13'E.

2 Sep 1942
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Stovall, Jr) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

2 Oct 1942
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Stovall, Jr) departed Brisbane, Australia for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Bismarck Sea.

21 Oct 1942 (position -3.30, 150.30)
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Stovall, Jr) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Choko Maru (6783 GRT) about 110 nautical miles west-north-west of Rabaul in position 03°30'S, 150°30'E.

1 Dec 1942
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Stovall, Jr) ended her 5th war patrol at Brisbane.

27 Dec 1942
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Stovall, Jr) departed Brisbane for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Philippines and to land six men and equipment on Negros island.

14 Jan 1943
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Stovall, Jr) lands 6 men and equipment near Catmon Point, Negros, Philippines.

10 Feb 1943
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Stovall, Jr) picked up 28 men from Timor, Netherlands East Indies and took them to Fremantle.

18 Feb 1943
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. William Shirley Stovall, Jr.) ended her 6th war patrol at Fremantle.


Submarine USS Darter (227)


22 Sep 1943
USS Darter (Cdr. W.S. Stovall, Jr., USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Newport, Rhode Island for her torpedo trials.

24 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Having completed her torpedo trials, USS Darter (Cdr. W.S. Stovall, Jr., USN), returned to New London, Connecticut from Newport, Rhode Island.

30 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Darter (Cdr. W.S. Stovall, Jr., USN) departed Newport, Rhode Island for Bar Harbour, Maine for special tests for the Bureau of Ordnance.

5 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
With her special tests for the Bureau of Ordnance completed, USS Darter (Cdr. W.S. Stovall, Jr., USN), departed Bar Harbour, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

6 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Darter (Cdr. W.S. Stovall, Jr., USN) arrived at New London, Connecticut from Bar Harbour, Maine.

31 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Darter (Cdr. W.S. Stovall, Jr., USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

26 Nov 1943
USS Darter (Cdr. W.S. Stovall, Jr.) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

21 Dec 1943
USS Darter (Cdr. W.S. Stovall, Jr.) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.

29 Dec 1943
USS Darter (Cdr. W.S. Stovall, Jr.) returns to Pearl Harbor for repairs. She left Pearl Harbor to continue her patrol on 3 January 1944.

30 Jan 1944
USS Darter (Cdr. W.S. Stovall, Jr.) pulls into Tulagi for repairs. She continues on to Milne Bay for further repairs. These repairs were completed on 8 February 1944 and once again Darter continues her patrol.

29 Feb 1944
USS Darter (Cdr. W.S. Stovall, Jr.) ended her 1st war patrol at Brisbane, Australia.

17 Mar 1944
USS Darter (Cdr. W.S. Stovall, Jr.) departed from Brisbane for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol north of western New Guinea and south of Davao Gulf, Philippines.

22 Mar 1944
USS Darter (Cdr. W.S. Stovall, Jr.) topped up with fuel at Milne Bay.

30 Mar 1944 (position 1.50, 133.00)
USS Darter (Cdr. W.S. Stovall, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Fujikawa Maru (2829 GRT) about 175 nautical miles north-west of Manokwari, New Guinea in position 01°50'N, 133°00'E.

30 Apr 1944
USS Darter (Cdr. W.S. Stovall, Jr.) refuels and restores at Darwin, Australia and then continues her 2nd war patrol.

23 May 1944
USS Darter (Cdr. W.S. Stovall, Jr.) ended her 2nd war patrol at Manus.


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