Otis Robert Cole, Jr., USN
|Born||8 Jun 1915||New York City, New York, USA|
|Died||29 Jun 2001||(86)|
Warship Commands listed for Otis Robert Cole, USN
|USS O-8 (69)||T/Lt.Cdr.||Submarine||Aug 1943||Jul 1944|
|USS Dace (247)||T/Cdr.||Submarine||21 Nov 1944||Jan 1946|
Otis Robert Cole, Jr., was born in New York City on June 8, 1915, the son and grandson of U.S. Army officers. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1936. He played football for Navy and was also the captain of the wrestling team. In 1938 he married Anne Fauntleroy Cole. They had two children: Otis R. Cole III and Carole. They were married for 63 years, until death parted them. Cole died on June 29, 2001. He was a true patriot and a true gentleman (personal information from daughter Carole).
Events related to this officer
Submarine USS Dace (247)
2 Dec 1944
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. O.R. Cole, Jr.) departed from Fremantle for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.
16 Dec 1944
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. O.R. Cole, Jr.) lays mines off Poulo Gambir, French Indo-China.
28 Dec 1944 (position 12.36, 109.38)
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. O.R. Cole, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese supply vessel Nozaki (640 tons, offsite link) and damaged the Japanese army cargo ship Chefoo Maru (1934 GRT) off Cape Varella, French Indochina in position 12°36'N, 109°38'E.
17 Jan 1945
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. O.R. Cole, Jr.) enters Saipan to take on additional fuel.
26 Jan 1945 (position 13.36, 109.18)
The Japanese merchant cargo ship Tamon Maru No.15 (6925 GRT) is sunk by a mine, laid on 16 December 1944 by USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. O.R. Cole, Jr.), off Gambir Island, French Indo-China in position 13°36'N, 109°18'E.
28 Jan 1945
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. O.R. Cole, Jr.) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is sent to the US west coast for a major overhaul.
25 May 1945
With her overhaul completed USS Dace (Cdr. O.R. Cole, Jr.) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of the Kuril Islands.
29 May 1945
USS Dace (Cdr. O.R. Cole, Jr.) topped up with fuel at Midway.
8 Jun 1945 (position 44.20, 146.39)
USS Dace (Cdr. O.R. Cole, Jr.) sank a Japanese trawler and a Japanese tug with gunfire east of Hokkaido, Japan in position 44°20'N, 146°39'E.
10 Jun 1945 (position 47.21, 149.07)
USS Dace (Cdr. O.R. Cole, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Hakuyo Maru (1391 GRT) in the Sea of Okhotsk about 120 nautical miles west of Shimushu Island in position 47°21'N, 149°07'E.
25 Jul 1945
USS Dace (Cdr. O.R. Cole, Jr.) ended her 7th war patrol at Midway.
13 Aug 1945
USS Dace sailed on to Saipan to prepare for her 8th war patrol.
After hostilities ended Dace was ordered back to Pearl Harbor, and on 5 October 1945 she arrived at New London on the US east coast.
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