Leonard Sparks Mewhinney, USN

Born  11 Nov 1906?, Texas, USA
Died  30 Mar 1987(80)

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30 Jun 1936 Lt.
1 Jul 1941 Lt.Cdr.
20 Mar 1945 T/Capt.


Warship Commands listed for Leonard Sparks Mewhinney, USN

USS Saury (189)Lt.Cdr.SubmarineJun 194217 Apr 1943

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Submarine USS Saury (189)

31 Jul 1942
USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. Leonard Sparks Mewhinney) left Fremantle for her 4th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the Philippines area.

24 Aug 1942 (position 14.15, 120.19)
USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. L.S. Mewhinney) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese transport ship Otowasan Maru (9024 GRT) west of Luzon in position 14°15'N, 120°19'E.

11 Sep 1942 (position -3.15, 118.27)
USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. L.S. Mewhinney) torpedoed and sank the Japanese aircraft transport Kanto Maru (8606 GRT, offsite link) about 30 nautical miles off the west coast of the Celebes, in central Makassar Strait, Netherlands East Indies in position 03°15'S, 118°27'E.

23 Sep 1942
USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. L.S. Mewhinney) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

31 Oct 1942
USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. L.S. Mewhinney) left Brisbane, Australia for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off New Britain.

21 Dec 1942
USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. L.S. Mewhinney) ended her 5th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was now ordered to the Mare Island Navy Yard for an overhaul.

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