James Donald Livingston Grant, USN

Birth details unknown


Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo

Ranks

4 Jun 1934 Lt.(j.g.)
1 Jul 1939 Lt.
15 Jun 1942 T/Lt.Cdr.
1 Nov 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for James Donald Livingston Grant, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS R-1 (78)Lt.Submarine23 Sep 194028 May 1942
USS Greenling (213)T/Cdr.Submarine16 Feb 194317 Jun 1944
USS Toro (422)T/Cdr.Submarine8 Dec 1944Aug 45

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS R-1 (78)


1 Apr 1942
USS R-1 (Lt. J.D.L. Grant, USN) conducted exercises off Bermuda.

Not much is currently known to us about the exploits of USS R-1 before April 1942. She had arrived at Bermuda around mid December 1941.

2 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-1 (Lt. J.D.L. Grant, USN) conducted exercises off Bermuda.

3 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-1 (Lt. J.D.L. Grant, USN) conducted exercises off Bermuda.

6 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-1 (Lt. J.D.L. Grant, USN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with aircraft.

7 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-1 (Lt. J.D.L. Grant, USN) conducted exercises off Bermuda.

9 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-1 (Lt. J.D.L. Grant, USN) conducted exercises off Bermuda.

10 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-1 (Lt. J.D.L. Grant, USN) conducted exercises off Bermuda.

11 Apr 1942
USS R-1 (Lt. J.D.L. Grant, USN) departed Bermuda for a war patrol.

For the daily and attack positions of USS R-1 during this patrol see the map below.

16 Apr 1942 (position 36.50, -60.52)
USS R-1 (Lt. J.D.L. Grant, USN) attacked the German submarine U-582, north-north-east of Bermuda in position 36°50'N, 60°52'W.

(All times are zone 3)
0920 hours - Sighted a German U-boat of the 740 ton type bearing 214°, range 500 yards. Enemy course 310°. Started attack.

0928 hours - Fired three torpedoes from 1400 yards. It is thought that one hit had been obtained but this was not the case. (1)

23 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-1 (Lt. J.D.L. Grant, USN) returned to Bermuda.

30 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-1 (Lt. J.D.L. Grant, USN) conducted exercises off Bermuda.

1 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-1 (Lt. J.D.L. Grant, USN) conducted exercises off Bermuda.

5 May 1942
USS R-1 (Lt. J.D.L. Grant, USN) departed Bermuda for a war patrol.

For the daily positions of USS R-1 during this patrol see the map below.

17 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-1 (Lt. J.D.L. Grant, USN) returned to Bermuda.


Submarine USS Greenling (213)


21 Feb 1943
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Grant) departed Brisbane for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Solomon Islands/Bismarck Archipelago area.

2 Mar 1943
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Grant) landed a party of intelligence agents on the coast of New Britain.

26 Apr 1943
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Grant) ended her 5th war patrol at Brisbane.

17 May 1943
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Grant) departed Brisbane for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol Solomon Islands/New Guinea area.

9 Jun 1943 (position 2.17, 145.38)
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Grant) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese oiler Akebono Maru (10182 GRT) north of Manus in position 02°17'N, 145°38'E.

8 Jul 1943
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Grant) ended her 6th war patrol at Brisbane.

29 Jul 1943
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Grant) departed Brisbane for her 7th war patrol.

22 Aug 1943
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Grant) landed a party of Marine Raiders in the Treasury Islands.

10 Sep 1943
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Grant) reconnoitred Tarawa. After this mission she continued on to the Hunters Point Navy Yard at San Francisco via Pearl Harbor for a refit.

20 Dec 1943
With her refit completed USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Grant) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.

31 Dec 1943
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Grant) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Shoho Maru (1936 GRT) in the eastern Carolines in position 05°40'N, 160°20'E.

29 Jan 1944
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Grant) ended her 8th war patrol at Midway

20 Mar 1944
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Grant) departed Midway for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to conduct a photographic reconnaissance of Guam, Tinian, and Saipan.

12 May 1944
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Grant) ended her 9th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


Submarine USS Toro (422)


15 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant, USN) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island from Portsmouth, New Hamshire for torpedo trials.

20 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Having completed her torpedo trials ,USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant, USN), arrived at New London, Connecticut.

5 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Key West, Florida.

10 Feb 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida from New London, Connecticut for training at the Navy sound school.

28 Feb 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant, USN) departed from Key West bound for the Panama Canal Zone for further training.

4 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant, USN) arrived at the Panama Canal Zone.

15 Mar 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant) departed from Panama Canal Zone bound for Pearl Harbor.

15 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

1 Apr 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

24 Apr 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to proceed to Saipan.

6 May 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant) arrived at Saipan.

10 May 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant) departed from Saipan for her patrol area south-east of the Japanese home islands.

19 Jun 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant) ended her 1st war patrol at Guam.

14 Jul 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant) departed from Guam for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to proceed to Saipan for fuel, water, and torpedoes. Then she proceeded to her patrol area east of Honshu, Japan.

27 Aug 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant) ended her 2nd war patrol at Midway.

Sources

  1. Personal communication


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