William Shuyler Post, Jr., USN

Born  6 Aug 1908Los Angeles, California
Died  17 Dec 2001(93)


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Ranks

30 Jun 1938 Lt.
  Lt.Cdr.
15 Oct 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Mar/Apr 43 Navy Cross (1)
Apr/May 43 Navy Cross (1)
Dec/Jan 45 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for William Shuyler Post, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Gudgeon (211)T/Cdr.Submarine6 Mar 19435 Mar 1944
USS Spot (413)T/Cdr.Submarine3 Aug 194419 May 1945

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Submarine USS Gudgeon (211)


13 Mar 1943
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. William Schuyler Post, Jr.) departed Fremantle for her 7th war patrol.

22 Mar 1943 (position -6.31, 112.47)
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Meigen Maru (5434 GRT) in the Java Sea about 30 nautical miles north of Surabaya, Java, Netherlands East Indies in position 06°31'S, 112°47'E.

27 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 118.18)
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet tanker Toho Maru (9987 GRT, offsite link) in Makassar Strait in position 00°00'N, 118°18'E, and damaged the Japanese tanker Kyoei Maru (1192 GRT) in position 00°54'N, 119°01'E.

6 Apr 1943
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr) ended her 7th war patrol at Fremantle.

15 Apr 1943
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr) departed Fremantle for her 8th war patrol.

28 Apr 1943 (position 10.18, 121.44)
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Kamakura Maru (17526 GRT) about 30 nautical miles south-west of Naso Point, Panay, Philippines in position 10°18'N, 121°44'E.

30 Apr 1943
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr) lands 6 men and 3 tons of equipment on Panay, Philippines.

4 May 1943 (position 10.11, 121.43)
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr) sank the Japanese trawler Naku Maru (500 GRT) with gunfire west of Panay, Philippines in position 10°11'N, 121°43'E.

12 May 1943 (position 12.43, 124.08)
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Sumatra Maru (5861 GRT) off Bulusan, Luzon, Philippines in position 12°43'N, 124°08'E.

25 May 1943
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was ordered to the US west coast for an overhaul.

1 Sep 1943
With her overhaul completed USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Mariana Islands area.

28 Sep 1943 (position 15.22, 145.38)
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Taian Maru (3158 GRT) north of Saipan in position 15°22'N, 145°38'E.

29 Sep 1943 (position 15.28, 145.57)
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Santo Maru (3266 GRT) north of Saipan in position 15°28'N, 145°57'E.

6 Oct 1943
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr) ended her 9th war patrol at Midway.

31 Oct 1943
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr) departed from Midway for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

23 Nov 1943 (position 28.38, 122.00)
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr) torpedoed and sank the Japanese frigate Wakamiya (870 tons, offsite link) and the troop transport Nekka Maru (6783 GRT) and torpedoed and damaged the tankers Ichiyo Maru (5106 GRT) and Goyo Maru (8469 GRT, offsite link) in the East China Sea about 70 nautical miles north of Shusan Island, China in position 28°38'N, 122°00'E.

11 Dec 1943
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr) ended her 10th war patrol when she returned to base.

18 Jan 1944
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr) departed from her base for her 11th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

11 Feb 1944 (position 27.38, 121.15)
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr) torpedoed and sank the already damaged (by Chinese air attack) Japanese merchant Satsuma Maru (3091 GRT) off Wenchow, China, in position 27°38'N, 121°15'E.

17 Feb 1944 (position 28.01, 123.23)
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire in the East China Sea in position 28°01'N, 123°23'E. Another sampan is damaged.

5 Mar 1944
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. William S. Post, Jr) ended her 11th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


Submarine USS Spot (413)


14 Nov 1944
With her trials and initial training completed USS Spot (Cmdr William Schuyler Post, Jr.) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

4 Dec 1944
USS Spot (Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr.) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas.

15 Dec 1944
USS Spot (Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr.) arrived at Saipan. She departed from this base for her patrol area two day later.

7 Jan 1945 (position 31.20, 123.40)
USS Spot (Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr.) sank the Japanese guard boat Nichiei Maru No.2 (78 GRT) and two Japanese trawlers with gunfire in the East China Sea in position 31°20'N, 123°40'E.

14 Jan 1945 (position 29.58, 123.02)
USS Spot (Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr.) sank two Japanese trawlers with gunfire in the East China Sea in position 29°58'N, 123°02'E.

19 Jan 1945 (position 39.07, 122.51)
USS Spot (Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Usa Maru (184 GRT) in the Yellow Sea in position 39°07'N, 122°51'E.

20 Jan 1945 (position 34.45, 124.10)
USS Spot (Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr.) sank the Japanese merchant fishing vessel Tokiwa Maru (221 GRT) with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 34°45'N, 124°10'E.

30 Jan 1945
USS Spot (Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr.) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

24 Feb 1945
USS Spot (Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr.) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

17 Mar 1945 (position 25.28, 120.10)
USS Spot (Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Nanking Maru (3005 GRT) off Yushiyama Island in position 25°28'N, 120°10'E, and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant cargo ship Ikomasan Maru (3173 GRT) which is beached off Matsu Island in position 26°07'N, 119°57'E. The Ikomasan Maru is finally destroyed by USAAF bombers on 26 March 1945.

23 Mar 1945
USS Spot (Cdr. William Schuyler Post, Jr.) arrived at Saipan to take on stores and provisions, and then resumes her 2nd war patrol on the 27th.

4 May 1945
USS Spot (Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr.) ended her 2nd war patrol at Saipan.


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