Robert Henry Rice, USN

Born  17 Sep 1903Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Died  20 May 1994(90)Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont, USA


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Ranks

1 Jul 1941 Lt.Cdr.
1 Sep 1942 T/Cdr.
20 Mar 1945 T/Capt.

Decorations

Apr/Jun 42 Navy Cross (1)
Sep/Nov 42 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Robert Henry Rice, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-24 (129)SubmarineFeb 1939May 1940
USS Drum (228)Lt.Cdr.Submarine1 Nov 194114 Nov 1942
USS Paddle (263)T/Cdr.Submarine20 Jul 194310 Dec 1943

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Drum (228)


1 Apr 1942
With her trials and training completed USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Rice) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

14 Apr 1942
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Rice) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

2 May 1942 (position 34.26, 138.14)
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Rice) torpedoed and sank the seaplane carrier Mizuho (10930 tons) off the south coast of Honshu, Japan in position 34°26'N, 138°14'E.

13 May 1942 (position 34.00, 139.00)
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Rice) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Shonan Maru (5356 GRT) north-east of Mikimoto, Honshu, Japan in position 34°00'N, 139°00'E.

25 May 1942 (position 34.00, 139.00)
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Rice) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Kitakata Maru (2380 GRT) east of Nojimazaki, Honshu, Japan in position 34°00'N, 139°00'E.

12 Jun 1942
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Rice) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

10 Jul 1942
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Rice) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.

2 Sep 1942
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Rice) ended her 2nd war patrol at Midway.

23 Sep 1942
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Rice) departed from Midway for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Japanese east coast.

8 Oct 1942 (position 34.06, 136.22)
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Rice) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Hague Maru (5641 GRT) off Honshu, Japan in position 34°06'N, 136°22'E.

9 Oct 1942 (position 33.27, 136.01)
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Rice) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Yawatasan Maru (2461 GRT) off Honshu, Japan in position 33°27'N, 136°01'E.

20 Oct 1942 (position 34.09, 136.46)
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Rice) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Ryunan Maru (5106 GRT) off Honshu, Japan in position 34°09'N, 136°46'E.

8 Nov 1942
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Rice) ended her 3rd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


Submarine USS Paddle (263)


20 Jul 1943
USS Paddle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Rice) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of Japan.

13 Aug 1943 (position 34.42, 136.13)
USS Paddle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Rice) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese troop transport Hidaka Maru (5486 GRT) off the south coast of Honshu, Japan in position 34°42'N, 136°13'E.

23 Aug 1943 (position 34.37, 137.53)
USS Paddle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Rice) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant passenger/cargo ship Ataka Maru (5248 GRT, former Italian Ada) off Hamamatsu, Japan in position 34°37'N, 137°53'E.

12 Sep 1943
USS Paddle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Rice) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

17 Oct 1943
USS Paddle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Rice) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Nauru and in the Marshall Islands area.

9 Nov 1943
USS Paddle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Rice) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is now sent to the Mare Island Navy Yard to solve the problems with her engines and general overhaul.


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