George Arthur Sharp, Jr., USN

Born  17 Mar 1906
Died  3 Sep 1957(51)

Ranks

  Lt.
??? Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for George Arthur Sharp, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Marlin (205)Lt.Submarine1 Aug 19415 Aug 1942
USS Spearfish (190)Lt.Cdr.SubmarineMar 194310 Aug 1943
USS Nautilus (168)Lt.Cdr.Submarine18 Apr 194417 Dec 1944

Career information

He died of a brain tumor on Sept. 3rd, 1957. He graduated from The Naval Academy in 1929. He was the youngest commanding officer in the Navy in 1939, when he captained the USS Falcon [1938-1940, navsource], the rescue ship from which the Momsen bell was used to save the lives of sailors aboard the sunken submarine USS Squalus (personal communication).

Navsource. Falcon (AM 28).

Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Marlin (205)


21 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Marlin departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

22 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Marlin arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.

17 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Marlin departed Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.


Submarine USS Spearfish (190)


6 Jun 1943
With her overhaul completed USS Spearfish (Lt.Cdr. G.A. Sharp) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Caroline / Marshall islands area.

12 Jul 1943 (position 11.12, 161.50)
USS Spearfish (Lt.Cdr. G.A. Sharp) damaged the Japanese destroyer Kawakaze (built 1937, offsite link) about 20 nautical miles south-west off Eniwetok in position 11°12'N, 161°50'E.

1 Aug 1943
USS Spearfish (Lt.Cdr. G.A. Sharp) ended her 7th war patrol at Midway.


Submarine USS Nautilus (168)


26 Apr 1944
USS Nautilus (Cdr. George A. Sharp) departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Brisbane, Australia. While operating out of Australia she carried supplies to the Philippine resistance and evacuates several refugees. Nautilus completed her 14th and last war patrol at Darwin on 30 January 1945.

14 Jun 1944 (position -4.28, 126.27)
While on her 9th war patrol USS Nautilus (Cdr. G.A. Sharp) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire in the Banda Sea in position 04°28'S, 126°27'E.

25 Jun 1944 (position -4.15, 126.00)
While on her 9th war patrol USS Nautilus (Cdr. G.A. Sharp) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire in the Banda Sea in position 04°15'S, 126°00'E.


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