Jack Hayden Lewis, USN

Birth details unknown

Ranks

30 Jun 1936 Lt.
1 Jan 1942 Lt.Cdr.
10 Sep 1942 T/Cdr.
20 Mar 1945 T/Capt.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Jack Hayden Lewis, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-34 (139)Lt.SubmarineFeb 1939May 1940
USS Trigger (237)Lt.Cdr.Submarine30 Jan 1942Aug/Sep 42
USS Swordfish (193)T/Cdr.Submarine3 Jan 19433 May 1943
USS Dragonet (293)T/Cdr.Submarine6 Apr 194425 Jun 1945

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Trigger (237)


29 May 1942
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. Jack Hayden Lewis) departed from Pearl Harbor to take part in the defence of Midway. She was to take station north-east of Midway.

12 Jun 1942
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Lewis) returns to Pearl Harbor.

26 Jun 1942
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Lewis) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of the Aleutians.

8 Aug 1942
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Lewis) arrived at Dutch Harbour.

15 Aug 1942
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Lewis) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


Submarine USS Swordfish (193)


9 Jan 1943
USS Swordfish (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Lewis, USN) departed Brisbane for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Solomon Islands.

During 9 and 10 Janaury 1943 exercises were carried out with the Australian destroyers HMAS Warramunga (Cdr. E.F.V. Dechaineux, DSC, RAN) and HMAS Vendetta (Lt.Cdr. C.J. Stephenson, RAN).

9 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)

For the daily and attack positions of USS Swordfish during her 7th war patrol see the map below.

19 Jan 1943 (position -5.25, 156.00)
USS Swordfish (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Lewis, USN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Myoho Maru (4122 GRT, built 1939) north-east of Bougainville, Solomon Islands in position 05°25'S, 156°00'E. (05°38'S, 156°20'E according to Japanese sources).

Myoho Maru was part of Convoy 35 / A together with Teiyo Maru (6863 GRT, built 1923 former German Saarland) and Shinsei Maru No.1 (5864 GRT, built 1919). One of the destroyers that were escorting this convoy at that moment was the Shigure (All links are offsite links).

(All times are zone -11)
1540 hours - Heard pinging and immediately afterwards sighted three transport ships screened by two destroyers and one aircraft. Started attack.

1634 hours - Fired three stern torpedoes at the first and second transport in line. One hit was observed on the leading transport, just forward of the bridge. Then went deep. While doing so three bombs were heard to explode, these mut have been dropped by the aircraft.

1640 hours - Depth charging started.

1653 hours - Depth charging ceased. A total of ten depth charged had been dropped but no damage was caused by them.

1733 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Sighted one destroyer and one transport about five nautical miles away. Nothing else in sight. Two bombs then went off quite close, the aircraft must still be patrolling overhead. Went deep again.

2020 hours - Surfaced. Nothing in sight.

7 Feb 1943 (position 0.12, 152.00)
While patrolling on the surface north-north-east of Kavieng in position 00°12'N, 152°00'E, USS Swordfish (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Lewis, USN), was attacked by a large land based bomber that came out of the sun. Damage was sustained and this forced Swordfish to abandon her patrol. She was ordered to proceed to Pearl Harbour.

23 Feb 1943
USS Swordfish (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Lewis, USN) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was escorted in by USS PC 588 (Lt. J.R. Hinton Jr., USNR).

26 Feb 1943
USS Swordfish (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Lewis, USN) departed Pearl Harbour for San Francisco where she was to refit.

No positions are currently known for this passage so no map can be displayed.

4 Mar 1943
USS Swordfish (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Lewis, USN) arrived at the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company at San Francisco where she commenced a refit. She was escorted in by USS Lawrence (Lt.Cdr. T.B. Hutchins, 3rd, USN).


Submarine USS Dragonet (293)


9 Oct 1944
USS Dragonet (Cmdr Jack Hayden Lewis) arrived at Pearl Harbor from New London.

1 Nov 1944
USS Dragonet (Cmdr Jack Hayden Lewis) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol, and was ordered to patrol off the Kurile Islands.

15 Dec 1944
USS Dragonet (Cmdr Jack Hayden Lewis) is damaged when she runs aground off Matsuwa Island, Kuriles; and is forced to terminate her patrol.

20 Dec 1944
USS Dragonet (Cdr. J.H. Lewis) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway. She was ordered to the Mare Island Navy Yard to make repairs.

2 Apr 1945
With her repairs completed USS Dragonet (Cdr. J.H. Lewis) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

19 Apr 1945
USS Dragonet (Cdr. J.H. Lewis) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol.

1 May 1945
USS Dragonet (Cdr. J.H. Lewis) arrived at Guam to take on additional fuel. She departed from again on 3 May to patrol south of Japan.

10 Jun 1945
USS Dragonet (Cdr. J.H. Lewis) ended her 2nd war patrol at Guam.


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