George Woodruff Forbes, Jr., USN

Birth details unknown
Died  2 Jun 2003

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Retired: 1959


Warship Commands listed for George Woodruff Forbes, USN

USS S-23 (128)SubmarineNov 1943Aug 1944
USS Bluefish (222)Lt.Cdr.Submarine10 Apr 194528 Nov 1945
USS Torsk (423)Lt.Cdr.Submarine19481950

Career information

Forbes graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1939.

After the war he spent time on destroyers before being given command of the submarine USS Torsk in 1948, holding the post for two years. He retired from the Navy in 1959.

He died of kidney failure at the age of 85 at Lorien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bel Air.


Baltimore Sun (6 June 2003). (Capt. George W. Forbes Jr., 85, Navy submarine officer)

Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Bluefish (222)

15 Jul 1945 (position 5.44, 110.06)
While on her 9th war patrol USS Bluefish (Lt.Cdr. George W. Forbes, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese submarine I-351 (2650 tons, built 1945, offsite link) about 100 nautical miles east-north-east of Natuna Besar, Borneo in position 05°44'N, 110°06'E.

19 Jul 1945 (position -0.04, 105.08)
While on her 9th war patrol USS Bluefish (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Forbes, Jr.) sank a small Japanese vessel with gunfire east of Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies in position 00°04'S, 105°08'E.

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