James Alvin Adkins, USN

Born  16 Jun 1909
Died  16 Feb 1988(78)


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Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 1 Nov 1959


Decorations

  Silver Star
Aug 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for James Alvin Adkins, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-21 (126)SubmarineMar 1942Apr 1942
USS Cod (224)Submarine15 Jun 194420 Jun 1945

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Submarine USS Cod (224)


3 Jul 1944
USS Cod (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Dempsey) departed from Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Netherlands East Indies.

3 Aug 1944 (position -1.47, 126.15)
USS Cod (Lt.Cdr. James Alvin Adkins) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary net layer Seiko Maru (708 GRT) off Mangole, in the Molucca Sea in position 01°47'S, 126°15'E.

10 Aug 1944 (position -5.15, 121.14)
USS Cod (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Adkins) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Toseki Maru (89 GRT) south of Celebes in position 05°15'S, 121°14'E.

11 Aug 1944 (position -5.38, 120.37)
USS Cod (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Adkins) torpedoed and sank the Japanese sank Japanese merchant Shinsei Maru No.6 (260 GRT) south of Celebes in position 05°38'S, 120°37'E.

13 Aug 1944 (position -5.28, 125.08)
USS Cod (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Adkins) attacked the Japanese landing ship T-129 in the Banda Sea in position 05°28'S, 125°08'E, but is driven off by the enemy amphibious ship's accurate return fire.

14 Aug 1944 (position -4.17, 126.46)
USS Cod (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Adkins) finally sank (see 13 August 1944) the Japanese landing ship T-129 (887 tons) in the Banda Sea, about 40 nautical miles south of Boeroe Island and 80 nautical miles south-west of Ambon Bay in position 04°17'S, 126°46'E.

25 Aug 1944
USS Cod (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Adkins) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

18 Sep 1944
USS Cod (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Adkins) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Philippines

5 Oct 1944 (position 13.06, 120.15)
USS Cod (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Adkins) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Tatsuhiro Maru (6886 GRT) in the South China Sea west of Mindoro, Philippines in position 13°06'N, 120°15'E.

7 Oct 1944 (position 13.40, 119.25)
USS Cod (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Adkins) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese fleet oiler Shiretoko (14050 GRT, offsite link) in the South China Sea, west of Mindoro, Philippines in position 13°40'N, 119°25'E.

20 Nov 1944
USS Cod (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Adkins) ended her 5th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is sent to the Mare Islands Navy Yard for an overhaul.

7 Mar 1945
With her overhaul completed USS Cod (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Adkins) returns to Pearl Harbor.

24 Mar 1945
USS Cod (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Adkins) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

24 Apr 1945 (position 26.10, 121.30)
USS Cod (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Adkins) torpedoed and sank the Japanese minesweeper W-41 (492 tons, offsite link) north of Keelung, Formosa in position 26°10'N, 121°30'E.

28 Apr 1945
USS Cod (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Adkins) suffers a fire in the after torpedo room. She is able to continue her patrol.

29 May 1945
USS Cod (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Adkins) ended her 6th war patrol when she returns to Guam.


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