Claren Emmett Duke, USN

Born  2 Jun 1904Fredericktown, Knox County, Ohio, USA
Died  2 Mar 1991(86)San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA


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Ranks

1 Jan 1942 Lt.Cdr.
10 Sep 1942 T/Cdr.
20 Mar 1945 T/Capt.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Claren Emmett Duke, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-32 (137)SubmarineSep 1940Oct 1941
USS Grouper (214)Lt.Cdr.Submarine12 Feb 194230 Jul 1942

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Grouper (214)


2 Mar 1942
USS Grouper (Lt.Cdr. C.E. Duke, USN) shifted from New London, Connecticut for Newport, Rhode Island for torpedo trials.

6 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
With her torpedo trials completed, USS Grouper (Lt.Cdr. C.E. Duke, USN), returned to New London, Connecticut from Newport, Rhode Island.

30 Mar 1942
USS Grouper (Lt.Cdr. C.E. Duke, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

7 Apr 1942
USS Grouper (Lt.Cdr. C.E. Duke, USN) arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

10 Apr 1942
USS Grouper (Lt.Cdr. C.E. Duke, USN) transited the Panama Canal and arrived at Balboa.

11 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Grouper (Lt.Cdr. C.E. Duke, USN) departed Balboa, Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

26 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Grouper (Lt.Cdr. C.E. Duke, USN) arrived at Pearl Harbour from Balboa, Panama Canal Zone.

8 Jun 1942
With the Battle of Midway over, USS Grouper (Lt.Cdr. C.E. Duke) docked at Midway to take on provisions and fuel. She left Midway for her 1st war patrol on 12 June.

25 Jun 1942 (position 28.46, 136.36)
USS Grouper (Lt.Cdr. C.E. Duke) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese oiler Tonan Maru No.3 (19209 GRT) east of the Bonin Islands in position 28°46'N, 136°36'E.

30 Jul 1942
USS Grouper (Lt.Cdr. C.E. Duke) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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