Donald McGregor, USN

Born  26 Oct 1903District Of Columbia, USA
Died  21 Feb 1982(78)Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA


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Ranks

  Lt.
1 May 1941 Lt.Cdr.
  Cdr.
1 Aug 1943 T/Capt.

Decorations

Feb/Mar 42 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Donald McGregor, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Gar (206)Lt.Submarine14 Apr 1941Nov 1942
USS Seahorse (304)Cdr.Submarine31 Mar 194330 Sep 1943

Career information

Commanded USS Seahorse 1st Patrol 1943. Removed from command at the end of this patrol for lack of aggressiveness. Relieved by Lt. Cdr. Slade Cutter October, 1943.

Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Gar (206)


2 Feb 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. Donald McGregor) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

13 Mar 1942 (position 33.53, 139.29)
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Chichibu Maru (1520 GRT) about 10 nautical miles south-west of Mikura Jima, south of Tokyo Bay, Japan in position 33°53'N, 139°29'E.

28 Mar 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

19 Apr 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) departed Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Marshall Islands.

8 Jun 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) ended her 2nd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

3 Jul 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) departed Fremantle for her 3th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea and the Gulf of Siam.

21 Aug 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) ended her 3th war patrol at Fremantle.

17 Sep 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) departed Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea and the Gulf of Siam. Also so was ordered to lay mines in the entrances to Bangkok.

20 Oct 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) lays 32 mines in the approaches to Bangkok.

7 Nov 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.


Submarine USS Seahorse (304)


3 Aug 1943
USS Seahorse (Cmdr Donald McGregor) left Pearl Harbor for her first war patrol, and was to patrol off the Palau Islands.

6 Sep 1943 (position 7.31, 134.21)
USS Seahorse (Cmdr Donald McGregor) is damaged by depth charges while on her first war patrol off the Palau Islands in position 07°31'N, 134°21'E. She was attacking a convoy, but despite being damaged she remains on patrol.

27 Sep 1943
USS Seahorse (Cdr. D. McGregor) ended her first, unsuccessful, war patrol at Midway.


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