Anthony Henry Dropp, USN

Born  29 Jan 1910Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Died   1959(48)Los Angeles County, California, USA


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Ranks

1 Aug 1939 Lt.
  Lt.Cdr.
18 Nov 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

May/Jun 43 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Anthony Henry Dropp, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Bass (164)Lt.Cdr.SubmarineMay 1942Oct 1942
USS Saury (189)T/Cdr.Submarine17 Apr 194326 Aug 1944
USS Macabi (375)T/Cdr.Submarine29 Mar 194516 Jun 1946

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Bass (164)


17 Aug 1942
On board USS Bass (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dropp, USN), while at sea, a fire broke out in the after battery room and quickly spread to the after torpedo room and starboard main motor, resulting in the death of 26 enlisted men by asphyxiation. The following day USS Antaeus (AS-21) arrived to assist the submarine and escorted her into the Gulf of Dulce, Costa Rica. Both vessels then proceeded to Balboa. After 8 weeks of emergency repairs, Bass sailed to Philadelphia Navy Yard. Full repairs took until December 1943 and even then she never returned to fully operational status, being relegated to training for the remainder of her career.


Submarine USS Saury (189)


7 May 1943
With her refit completed, USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. Anthony Henry Dropp) left Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol East China Sea off the northern Ryukyu Islands and off Kyushu.

28 May 1943
USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dropp) torpedoed and sank the Japanese tanker Akatsuki Maru (10216 GRT) about 90 nautical miles north-west of Okinawa in position 27°32'N, 126°08'E.

30 May 1943 (position 30.07, 124.32)
USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dropp) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant Hakozaki Maru (3948 GRT) and torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Takamisan Maru (1992 GRT) about 150 nautical miles east-south-east of Shanghai, China in position 30°07'N, 124°32'E.

13 Jun 1943
USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dropp) ended her very successful 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

13 Jul 1943
USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dropp) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Okinawa.

31 Jul 1943 (position 27.03, 135.27)
USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dropp) is rammed and damaged by a Japanese escort in the Philippine Sea in position 27°03'N, 135°27'E. Saury had to terminate her patrol.

12 Aug 1943
USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dropp) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

4 Oct 1943
After repairs and overhaul USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dropp) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 8th war patrol.

26 Nov 1943
USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dropp) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

21 Dec 1943
USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dropp) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 9th war patrol.

21 Feb 1944
USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dropp) ended her 9th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was ordered to the Mare Island Navy Yard for an overhaul.

29 Jun 1944
With her overhaul completed USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dropp) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off San Bernardino Strait in the Philippines.

23 Aug 1944
USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dropp) ended her 10th war patrol at Majuro.


Submarine USS Macabi (375)


29 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Macabi (Cdr. A.H. Dropp, USN) departed New Orleans for the Panama Canal Zone.

4 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Macabi (Cdr. A.H. Dropp, USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone from New Orleans.

4 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
After a period of training, USS Macabi (Cdr. A.H. Dropp, USN), departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

9 Jul 1945
USS Macabi (Cdr. A.H. Dropp, USN) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of Truk.

27 Aug 1945
USS Macabi (Cdr. A.H. Dropp) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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