Roy Stanley Benson, USN

Born  7 Dec 1906Concord, New Hampshire


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Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

Dec/Jan 43 Navy Cross (1)
May/Jun 43 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Roy Stanley Benson, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Trigger (237)Lt.Cdr.SubmarineAug/Sep 4228 Jul 1943
USS Razorback (394)Lt.Cdr.Submarine5 Jun 194421 Oct 1944

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Submarine USS Trigger (237)


23 Sep 1942
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Benson) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

5 Oct 1942 (position 31.40, 142.06)
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Benson) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese damaged Japanese troop transport Shinkoku Maru (3991 GRT) south of Honshu, Japan in position 31°40'N, 142°06'E.

17 Oct 1942 (position 32.21, 132.04)
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Benson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Holland Maru (5870 GRT) near the mouth of Bungo Suido, Kyushu, Japan in position 32°21'N, 132°04'E.

24 Oct 1942 (position 32.06, 132.34)
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Benson) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese oiler Nissho Maru (10526 GRT) in the Bungo Channel in position 32°06'N, 132°34'E.

8 Nov 1942
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Benson) ended her 2nd war patrol when she returns to base.

3 Dec 1942
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Benson) sets of for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

20 Dec 1942
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Benson) lays mines off Inubo Zaki, Honshu, Japan. One mine immediately sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Mutsuki Maru (3893 GRT) south of Daiozaki, Japan in position 35°45'N, 140°55'E.

22 Dec 1942 (position 34.52, 139.49)
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Benson) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant cargo ship Yoshu Maru 5711 GRT) south of the entrance to Tokyo Bay, Japan in position 34°52'N, 139°49'E.

Also the Japanese merchant cargo ship Teifuku Maru (5198 GRT, former German merchant R.C. Rickmers) hits a mine laid by USS Trigger 2 days ago, and sank about 5 nautical miles north-east of Inubosaki, Japan in position 35°45'N, 140°55'E.

I've seen lots of different data on the ships sunk or damaged by USS Trigger in late December 1942 / early January 1943, if the data listed here is not correct in your opinion please submit a user submitted entry.

1 Jan 1943 (position 35.55, 140.55)
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Benson) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese troop transport Shozan Maru (5859 GRT) south of Honshu, Japan in position 35°55'N, 140°55'E.

10 Jan 1943 (position 35.02, 140.12)
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Benson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese destroyer Okikaze (offsite link) about 35 nautical miles south-east off Yokosuka, Japan in position 35°02'N, 140°12'E.

22 Jan 1943
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Benson) ended her 3rd war patrol at Midway.

13 Feb 1943
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Benson) departed from Midway for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Palau.

15 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 145.00)
While attacking a Japanese convoy about 150 nautical miles north-west of the Admiralty Islands USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Benson) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese troop transport Florida Maru (5854 GRT) in position 00°00'N, 145°00'E and torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Momoha Maru (3103 GRT) in position 00°02'S, 145°05'E.

20 Mar 1943 (position 3.44, 144.12)
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Benson) torpedoed and damages, with a dud torpedo, the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Choan Maru No.2 (2613 GRT) north-west of the Admiralty Islands in position 03°44'N, 144°12'E.

6 Apr 1943
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Benson) ended her 4th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

30 Apr 1943
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Benson) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

28 May 1943 (position 34.33, 138.50)
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Benson) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant tanker Koshin Maru (975 GRT) south of Irosaki, Honshu, Japan in position 34°33'N, 138°50'E.

1 Jun 1943 (position 35.02, 140.14)
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Benson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant collier Noborikawa Maru (2182 GRT) south-east of Kamogawa, Honshu, Japan in position 35°02'N, 140°14'E.

10 Jun 1943 (position 34.13, 139.50)
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Benson) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese aircraft carrier Hiyo (offsite link) about 18 nautical miles north-east of Miyake Jima, Japan in position 34°13'N, 139°50'E.

21 Jun 1943
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Benson) ended her 5th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She now underwent a major overhaul.


Submarine USS Razorback (394)


25 Aug 1944
USS Razorback (Cdr. R.S. Benson) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol east of Luzon.

19 Oct 1944
USS Razorback (Cdr. R.S. Benson) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.


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