Richard Marvin Farrell, USN

Born  30 Mar 1912


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Ranks

1 Mar 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Richard Marvin Farrell, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Gato (212)T/Cdr.Submarine29 Apr 194429 Mar 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Gato (212)


4 May 1944
USS Gato (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Farrell) arrived at Midway.

10 May 1944
USS Gato (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Farrell) departed from Midway.

30 May 1944
USS Gato (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Farrell) left Pearl Harbor for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to take photographic reconnaissance of Woleai Island, then patrol the Saipan-Truk and Saipan-Woleai shipping lanes. On 10 June she was ordered to the Truk area for lifeguard duties.

22 Jun 1944
USS Gato (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Farrell) ended her 9th war patrol at Majuro Atoll.

15 Jul 1944
USS Gato (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Farrell) departed from Majuro for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to perform lifeguard duties for a carrier-based air strike on Chichi Jima.

2 Sep 1944
USS Gato (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Farrell) ended her 10th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is now ordered to the Mare Island Navy Yard for overhaul.

28 Jan 1945
With her overhaul completed USS Gato (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Farrell) departed Pearl Harbor for her 11th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Yellow Sea together with USS Jallao and USS Sunfish.

14 Feb 1945 (position 34.48, 125.28)
USS Gato (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Farrell) torpedoed and sank the Japanese Corvette Kaibokan 9 (745 tons, built 1944) (offsite link) in Yellow Sea in position 34°48'N, 125°28'E.

21 Feb 1945 (position 35.24, 125.23)
USS Gato (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Farrell) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Tairiku Maru (2325 GRT, built 1913) in Yellow Sea off the west coast of Korea in position 35°24'N, 125°23'E.

13 Mar 1945
USS Gato (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Farrell) ended her 11th war patrol at Guam.


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