Robert Elwin Mccraner Ward, USN

Born  2 Feb 1914San Acacia, Colorado


Cdr. Robert Elwin Mccraner Ward, USN

Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.
  Cdr.

Decorations

Jul/Sep 44 Navy Cross (1)
Nov/Jan 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Robert Elwin Mccraner Ward, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Sailfish (192)Lt.Cdr.Submarine21 Oct 1943Dec 1944
USS Sea Leopard (483)Cdr.Submarine11 Jun 1945

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Sailfish (192)


17 Nov 1943
USS Sailfish (Lt.Cdr. Robert Elwin Mccraner Ward) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters south of Honshu.

4 Dec 1943 (position 32.27, 143.49)
USS Sailfish (Lt.Cdr. Robert Elwin Mccraner Ward) torpedoed and sank the Japanese escort carrier Chuyo (offsite link) southeast of Honshu, Japan in position 32°27'N, 143°49'E.

13 Dec 1943 (position 30.15, 132.30)
USS Sailfish (Lt.Cdr. R.E.M. Ward) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Totai Maru (3195 GRT) south of Kyushu, Japan in position 30°15'N, 132°30'E.

21 Dec 1943 (position 32.38, 132.04)
USS Sailfish (Lt.Cdr. R.E.M. Ward) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Uyo Maru (6376 GRT) off Miyazaki, Japan in position 32°38'N, 132°04'E.

5 Jan 1944
USS Sailfish (Lt.Cdr. R.E.M. Ward) ended her 10th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was ordered to the Mare Island Navy Yard for an overhaul.

9 Jul 1944
USS Sailfish (Lt.Cdr. R.E.M. Ward) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 11th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Luzon-Formosa area.

7 Aug 1944 (position 20.09, 121.19)
USS Sailfish (Lt.Cdr. R.E.M. Ward) torpedoed and sank the Japanese Kinshu Maru (238 GRT) in Luzon Strait in position 20°09'N, 121°19'E.

24 Aug 1944 (position 21.23, 121.37)
USS Sailfish (Lt.Cdr. R.E.M. Ward) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Toan Maru (2110 GRT) in Luzon Strait in position 21°23'N, 121°37'E.

8 Sep 1944
USS Sailfish (Lt.Cdr. R.E.M. Ward) ended her 11th war patrol at Midway.

26 Sep 1944
USS Sailfish (Lt.Cdr. R.E.M. Ward) departed from Midway for her 12th and final war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol in the Luzon-Formosa area.

12 Oct 1944 (position 22.16, 120.26)
USS Sailfish (Lt.Cdr. R.E.M. Ward) sank a Japanese sampan and damaged a Japanese tug with gunfire south off Formosa in position 22°16'N, 120°26'E. She also picked up 11 U.S.N. fliers.

24 Oct 1944
USS Sailfish (Lt.Cdr. R.E.M. Ward) pulled into Saipan to land her passengers and to make some minor repairs. She then continues her patrol.

4 Nov 1944 (position 20.08, 121.43)
USS Sailfish (Lt.Cdr. R.E.M. Ward) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese destroyer Harukaze (offsite link) and Japanese landing ship T-111 (890 tons) in Luzon Strait in position 20°08'N, 121°43'E. Although Sailfish is damaged by aerial bombs during the attack she remains on patrol.

11 Dec 1944
USS Sailfish (Lt.Cdr. R.E.M. Ward) ended her 12th and final war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was now to be used on training duties on the U.S. east coast.


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