Robert Edson Dornin, USN

Born  30 Dec 1912Berkeley, Alameda County, California, USA
Died  21 Aug 1982(69)San Diego County, California, USA


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Ranks

1 Mar 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

  Navy Cross
  Navy Cross

Warship Commands listed for Robert Edson Dornin, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Trigger (237)Submarine28 Jul 194325 Feb 1944

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Trigger (237)


1 Sep 1943
With her overhaul completed USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Dornin) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea, off the China coast, north of Formosa.

18 Sep 1943 (position 27.20, 126.53)
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Dornin) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Yowa Maru (6435 GRT) east of Okinawa in position 27°20'N, 126°53'E.

21 Sep 1943 (position 26.27, 122.40)
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Dornin) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet oilers Shiriya (14050 GRT) and Shoyo Maru (7498 GRT) and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Argun Maru (6661 GRT), and torpedoed and damaged the fleet oiler Gyoku Maru (6854 GRT) north of Keelung, Formosa in position 26°27'N, 122°40'E.

30 Sep 1943
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Dornin) ended her 6th war patrol at Midway.

22 Oct 1943
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Dornin) departed from Midway for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea and the Yellow Sea.

2 Nov 1943 (position 28.30, 135.35)
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Dornin) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Delagoa Maru (7148 GRT) south of Honshu, Japan in position 28°30'N, 135°35'E.

13 Nov 1943 (position 32.55, 124.57)
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Dornin) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Nachizan Maru (4433 GRT) in the East China Sea in position 32°55'N, 124°57'E.

21 Nov 1943 (position 36.40, 125.31)
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Dornin) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Eizan Maru (1681 GRT) in the Yellow Sea in position 36°40'N, 125°31'E.

8 Dec 1943
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Dornin) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

1 Jan 1944
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Dornin) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Mariana / Caroline Islands area.

31 Jan 1944 (position 9.21, 147.02)
USS Trigger torpedoed and damaged the Japanese destroyer Michishio (offsite link) north-west of Truk in position 09°48'N, 147°20'E.

USS Trigger later torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary submarine depot ship Yasukuni Maru (11933 GRT, offsite link) north-west of Truk in position 09°21'N, 147°02'E.

23 Feb 1944
USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Dornin) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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