Richard Barr Lynch, USN

Born  2 Jul 1914Citronelle, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
Died  19 Jan 1968(53)Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA


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Ranks

1 Mar 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Apr/Jul 45 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Richard Barr Lynch, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Seawolf (197)Submarineearly 194430 Jul 1944
USS Skate (305)T/Cdr.Submarine7 Sep 19444 Jul 1945

Career information

Naval Academy-Class of 1935. At time of death held rank of Rear Admiral For additional information on Richard Barr "Ozzie" Lynch go to-Military Times Hall of Valor

Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Seawolf (197)


4 Jun 1944
With her overhaul completed USS Seawolf (Lt.Cdr. R.B. Lynch) left Pearl Harbor for her 13th war patrol. She was ordered to photograph Peleliu Island in the Palau Islands.

7 Jul 1944
USS Seawolf (Lt.Cdr. R.B. Lynch) ended her 13th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was now sent to Darwin, Australia. Her 14th war patrol was a special mission to Tawitawi in the Sulu Archipelago.


Submarine USS Skate (305)


8 Sep 1944
USS Skate (Lt.Cdr. Richard Barr Lynch) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol off the Ryukyu Islands.

29 Sep 1944 (position 27.14, 128.25)
USS Skate (Lt.Cdr. R.B. Lynch) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary minesweeper Hoei Maru (219 GRT) and the Japanese army cargo ship Ekisan Maru (3690 GRT) off Yoron Jima in position 27°14'N, 128°25'E.

2 Nov 1944
USS Skate (Lt.Cdr. R.B. Lynch) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is now sent to the Hunters Point Navy Yard for a major overhaul.

11 Apr 1945
With her overhaul completed USS Skate (Cdr. R.B. Lynch) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan.

10 Jun 1945 (position 37.29, 137.25)
USS Skate (Cdr. R.B. Lynch) torpedoed and sank the Japanese submarine I-122 (1142 tons, offsite link) in the Sea of Japan, 6 nautical miles from the Cape Rokugo lighthouse in position 37?29'N, 137?25'E.

12 Jun 1945 (position 37.08, 136.42)
USS Skate (Cdr. R.B. Lynch) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ships Yozan Maru (1227 GRT), Kenjo Maru (3142 GRT) and Zuiko Maru (887 GRT) and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant cargo ship Kankyo Maru in Togi harbour, northern Honshu, Japan in position 37°08'N, 136°42'E.

4 Jul 1945
USS Skate (Cdr. R.B. Lynch) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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