Harley Kent Nauman, USN

Born  6 Dec 1910Frankfort, Kansas

Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

Sep/Oct 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Harley Kent Nauman, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-42 (153)Submarine12 Aug 1942Oct 1943
USS Salmon (182)Lt.Cdr.Submarine26 Feb 1944late 1944
USS Stickleback (415)Lt.Cdr.Submarine1 May 19459 Sep 1945

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS S-42 (153)


21 Aug 1942
USS S-42 (Lt. H.K. Nauman) departed from Brisbane for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Solomons.

19 Sep 1942
USS S-42 (Lt. H.K. Nauman) ended her 3rd war patrol at Brisbane.

20 Oct 1942
USS S-42 (Lt. H.K. Nauman) departed from Brisbane for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Solomons.

16 Nov 1942
USS S-42 (Lt. H.K. Nauman) ended her 4th war patrol at Suva, Fiji.

1 Dec 1942
USS S-42 (Lt. H.K. Nauman) departed from Suva to proceed to the US east coast for an overhaul.

8 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS S-42 departed Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

13 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS S-42 arrived at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

30 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS S-42 departed Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

6 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS S-42 arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from Trinidad for a refit.

14 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
With her refit completed, USS S-42, departed the Philadelphia Navy Yard for Hampton Roads, Viginia.

23 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS S-44 departed Hampton Roads, Viginia for Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

2 Sep 1943
With her east coast overhaul and after subsequent transit to the US west coast, USS S-42 (Lt.Cdr. H.K. Nauman) departed from Dutch Harbour, Alaska for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Kurils.

12 Oct 1943
USS S-42 (Lt.Cdr. H.K. Nauman) ended her 5th war patrol at Dutch Harbour.


Submarine USS Salmon (182)


1 Apr 1944
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. Harley K. Nauman) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 10th war patrol. She was assigned a special photo reconnaissance mission which would assist in preparing plans for gaining control of the Caroline Islands.

21 May 1944
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. H.K. Nauman) ended her 10th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

24 Sep 1944
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. H.K. Nauman) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 11th and final war patrol together with USS Trigger and USS Sterlet. They were to patrol off the Ryukyu Islands.

30 Oct 1944 (position 30.13, 132.49)
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. Harley K. Nauman) hits with two out of four torpedoes the Japanese tanker Takane Maru (10021 GRT) previously damaged by USS Trigger off Toisaki, Kyushu, Japan in position 30°13'N, 132°49'E. Salmon is heavily depth charged by 4 frigates including Kaibokan 22 and Kaibokan 33. She dived to 500 ft (beyond her test depth) but is finally forced to surface. Kaibokan No.22 charges in to ram but Salmon heads straight for her attacker, passing her at only 50 yards and heavily damaging her with 4" deck gun and 20mm cannon fire. Kaibokan No.22 was left dead in the water. USS Salmon also drives off Kaibokan No.33 with gunfire.

The Takane Maru was eventually finished off by USS Sterlet (each sub receives a third credit).

This was one of the few confirmed cases of a WWII sub seriously damaging a Japanese frigate with gunfire.

USS Salmon eventually managed to limp back to base at Saipan escorted by USS Trigger, USS Sterlet and USS Silversides.

3 Nov 1944
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. H.K. Nauman) ended her 12th and final war patrol at Saipan. Salmon was now assigned to training duties.


Submarine USS Stickleback (415)


6 Aug 1945
USS Stickleback (Cmdr Lawrence G. Bernard) departed from Guam for her 1st war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan.

9 Sep 1945
USS Stickleback (Cmdr Lawrence G. Bernard) ended her 1st war patrol at Guam.


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