Lawrence Lott Edge, USN

Born  15 Nov 1912Colmbus, Ohio
Died  18 Jun 1945(32)USS Bonefish (SS-223)


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Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.
  Cdr.

Decorations

Sep/Nov 44 Navy Cross (1)
Apr/May 45 Navy Cross (1)
May/Jun 45 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Lawrence Lott Edge, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Bonefish (223)Lt.Cdr.Submarine13 Jun 194418 Jun 1945 (+)

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Bonefish (223)


25 Jun 1944
USS Bonefish (Lt.Cdr. Lawrence Lott Edge) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the Celebes Sea.

5 Jul 1944 (position 0.41, 119.51)
USS Bonefish (Lt.Cdr. L.L. Edge) sank a Japanese sailing vessel in Makassar Strait in position 00°41'N, 119°51'E.

7 Jul 1944 (position 2.40, 118.22)
USS Bonefish (Lt.Cdr. L.L. Edge) sank the Japanese guard boat Ryuei Maru (207 GRT) with gunfire off Tarakan, Borneo, Netherlands East Indies in position 02°40'N, 118°22'E.

8 Jul 1944 (position 2.25, 118.14)
USS Bonefish (Lt.Cdr. L.L. Edge) sank the Japanese guard boat Moji Maru (60 GRT) with gunfire east of Borneo in position 02°25'N, 118°14'E.

10 Jul 1944 (position 7.10, 119.12)
USS Bonefish (Lt.Cdr. L.L. Edge) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire in the Sulu Sea in position 07°10'N, 119°12'E.

30 Jul 1944 (position 6.07, 120.00)
USS Bonefish (Lt.Cdr. L.L. Edge) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet tanker Kokuyo Maru (10026 GRT) in the Sulu Sea about 75 nautical miles northeast of Borneo, in position 06°07'N, 120°00'E.

13 Aug 1944
USS Bonefish (Lt.Cdr. L.L. Edge) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.

5 Sep 1944
USS Bonefish (Lt.Cdr. L.L. Edge) departed from Fremantle for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

27 Sep 1944 (position 13.48, 118.38)
USS Bonefish (Lt.Cdr. L.L. Edge) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese fleet oiler Kamoi (17000 GRT, offsite link) in the South China Sea about 240 nautical miles south-west of Manila in position 13°48'N, 118°38'E.

28 Sep 1944 (position 13.10, 120.08)
USS Bonefish (Lt.Cdr. L.L. Edge) torpedoed and sank the Japanese tanker Anjo Maru (2086 GRT) in the South China Sea east of Mindoro in position 13°10'N, 120°08'E.

14 Oct 1944 (position 16.12, 119.45)
USS Bonefish (Lt.Cdr. L.L. Edge) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Fushimi Maru (2546 GRT) in the South China Sea off the west coast of Luzon, Philippines in position 16°12'N, 119°45'E.

8 Nov 1944
USS Bonefish (Lt.Cdr. L.L. Edge) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is now sent to San Francisco for a major overhaul.

20 Mar 1945
With her overhaul completed USS Bonefish (Cdr. L.L. Edge) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

7 May 1945
USS Bonefish (Cdr. L.L. Edge) ended her 7th war patrol at Guam.

28 May 1945
USS Bonefish (Cdr. L.L. Edge) departed from Guam for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan.

13 Jun 1945 (position 38.30, 136.58)
USS Bonefish (Cdr. L.L. Edge) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Oshikasan Maru (6892 GRT) in the Sea of Japan in position 38°30'N, 136°58'E.

18 Jun 1945 (position 37.13, 137.18)
USS Bonefish (Cdr. L.L. Edge, USN) after a rendezvous with USS Tunny at position 37°02'N, 135°32'E, Bonefish torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Konzan Maru (5488 GRT) in position 37°13'N, 137°18'E. Unfortunately Bonefish is later sunk with all hands by the Japanese escort vessels Okinawa, Kaibokan 72, Kaibokan 75, Kaibokan 158 and Kaibokan 207 in the Sea of Japan in position 37°18'N, 137°55'E.


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