George Egbert Porter, Jr., USN

Born  9 Jun 1909Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Died  1 May 1968(58)


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Ranks

1 Jul 1940 Lt.
18 Nov 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Oct/Dec 43 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for George Egbert Porter, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Bluefish (222)T/Cdr.Submarine24 May 194331 Jan 1944
USS Sennet (408)T/Cdr.Submarine22 Aug 194430 May 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Bluefish (222)


13 Jul 1943
USS Bluefish (Lt.Cdr. G.E. Porter, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

25 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bluefish (Lt.Cdr. G.E. Porter, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

21 Aug 1943
USS Bluefish (Lt.Cdr. G.E. Porter) arrived at Brisbane, Australia.

9 Sep 1943
USS Bluefish (Lt.Cdr. G.E. Porter) departed from Brisbane for her 1st war patrol.

25 Sep 1943 (position -6.23, 118.55)
While on her 1st war patrol USS Bluefish (Lt.Cdr. G.E. Porter) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant Akashi Maru (3228 GRT) south-east of Celebes, Netherlands East Indies, in position 06°23'S, 118°55'E.

On the 29th Bluefish again spots the Akashi Maru and now sends her to the bottom north of Wetar, Netherlands East Indies, in position 06°11'S, 126°00'E.

27 Sep 1943 (position -5.45, 121.50)
While on her 1st war patrol USS Bluefish (Lt.Cdr. G.E. Porter) torpedoed and sank the Japanese torpedo boat Kasasagi (595 tons) (offsite link) about 25 nautical miles south of Celebes in the Flores Sea, Netherlands East Indies in position 05°45'S, 121°50'E.

8 Nov 1943 (position 17.00, 116.19)
While on her 2nd war patrol USS Bluefish (Lt.Cdr. G.E. Porter) torpedoed and sank the Japanese tanker Kyokuei Maru (10570 GRT) in the South China Sea in position 17°00'N, 116°19'E.

18 Nov 1943 (position 5.00, 122.00)
While on her 2nd war patrol USS Bluefish (Lt.Cdr. G.E. Porter) torpedoed and sank the Japanese torpedo boat Sanae (900 tons, offsite link) and damaged the Japanese fleet oiler Ondo (14050 GRT) in the Celebes Sea about 90 nautical miles south of Basilan Island, 05°00'N, 122°00'E.

30 Dec 1943 (position -2.45, 109.10)
While on her 3rd war patrol USS Bluefish (Cdr. G.E. Porter) torpedoed and sank the Japanese oiler Ichiyu Maru (5061 GRT) in the Java Sea in position 02°45'S, 109°10'E.

3 Jan 1944
While on her 3rd war patrol USS Bluefish (Cdr. G.E. Porter) lays mines off the eastern Malayan coast.

4 Jan 1944 (position 7.10, 108.28)
While on her 3rd war patrol USS Bluefish (Cdr. G.E. Porter) attacked a Japanese convoy of the Coast of Indo-China together with USS Rasher. Bluefish torpedoed and sank the Japanese tanker Hakko Maru (6046 GRT) in position 07°10'N, 108°28'E.


Submarine USS Sennet (408)


6 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Sennet (Cdr. G.E. Porter, Jr., USN) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island from Portsmouth, New Hampshire for her torpedo trials.

11 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
With her torpedo trials completed, USS Sennet (Cdr. G.E. Porter, Jr., USN), arrived at New London, Connecticut from Newport, Rhode Island.

23 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Sennet (Cdr. G.E. Porter, Jr., USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Solomons, Maryland to conduct special test for the Naval Mine Warefare Test Station.

24 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Sennet (Cdr. G.E. Porter, Jr., USN) arrived at Solomons, Maryland from New London, Connecticut to conduct special test for the Naval Mine Warefare Test Station.

11 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Sennet (Cdr. G.E. Porter, Jr., USN) departed Solomons, Maryland for the Panama Canal Zone.

19 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Sennet (Cdr. G.E. Porter, Jr., USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone from Solomons, Maryland.

29 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Sennet (Cdr. G.E. Porter, Jr., USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

16 Dec 1944
USS Sennet (Cdr. G.E. Porter, Jr., USN) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

5 Jan 1945
USS Sennet (Cdr. G.E. Porter) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol north of the Bonin Islands.

23 Jan 1945 (position 30.00, 140.16)
USS Sennet (Cdr. G.E. Porter) sank the Japanese guard boat Kainan Maru No.7 (84 GRT) with gunfire off the Bonin Islands most likely in position 30°00'N, 140°16'E.

The position is often reported as 30°00'N, 120°16'E but this can't be correct. This position is well inside Hangchow Bay, China. This was not even near Sennet's patrol area and besides that i dont expect any US submarine to patrol that in deep inside Hangchow Bay.

31 Jan 1945
USS Sennet (Cdr. G.E. Porter) ended her 1st war patrol at Saipan.

7 Feb 1945
USS Sennet (Cdr. G.E. Porter) departed from Saipan for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off southern Honshu, Japan.

13 Feb 1945 (position 30.00, 136.30)
USS Sennet (Cdr. G.E. Porter) is damaged by gunfire from a Japanese guard boat, either Kotoshiro Maru No.8 or Showa Maru No.3, south of Japan. Nevertheless Sennet sank the Kotoshiro Maru No.8 (109 GRT) with gunfire in position 30°00'N, 136°30'E.

16 Feb 1945 (position 32.10, 135.54)
USS Sennet (Cdr. G.E. Porter) torpedoed and sank the Japanese minelayer Naryu (720 tons, offsite link) southeast of Honshu, Japan in position 32°10'N, 135°54'E. Sennet herself is damaged by depth charges from a Japanese aircraft.

8 Mar 1945
USS Sennet (Cdr. G.E. Porter) ended her 2nd war patrol at Guam.

3 Apr 1945
USS Sennet (Cdr. G.E. Porter) departed from Guam for her 3rd war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol off Honshu.

19 Apr 1945 (position 33.32, 135.23)
While operating off the Kii Suido off the south coast of Kyushu, Japan, USS Sennet (Cdr. G.E. Porter) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Cha 97 (130 tons) in position 33°32'N, 135°23'E and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Hagane Maru (1901 GRT) in position 33°35'N, 135°23'E.

28 Apr 1945 (position 33.55, 136.18)
USS Sennet (Cdr. G.E. Porter) torpedoed and sank the Japanese cable layer Hatsushima (1564 GRT) off the Kii Suido, south-south-east of Mikizaki, Japan in position 33°55'N, 136°18'E.

1 May 1945 (position 33.58, 136.17)
USS Sennet (Cdr. G.E. Porter) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese corvette Kaibokan 50 (740 tons, offsite link) off Wakayama, Japan in position 33°58'N, 136°17'E.

16 May 1945
USS Sennet (Cdr. G.E. Porter) ended her 3rd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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