Frank Thomas Watkins, USN

Born  15 Dec 1898

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1 Jan 1942 Cdr.
21 Jun 1942 T/Capt.


Warship Commands listed for Frank Thomas Watkins, USN

USS Flying Fish (229)T/Capt.Submarine26 May 194328 Jul 1943

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Submarine USS Flying Fish (229)

2 Jun 1943
USS Flying Fish (Capt. F.T. Watkins) departed from Midway for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Formosa.

2 Jul 1943 (position 25.07, 119.18)
USS Flying Fish (Capt. F.T. Watkins) torpedoed and sank Japanese merchant passenger/troop transport Canton Maru (2822 GRT) off the Chinese coast, some 80 miles north-east of Amoy in position 25°07'N, 119°18'E.

11 Jul 1943 (position 24.00, 135.25)
USS Flying Fish (Capt. F.T. Watkins) sank the Japanese guard boat Takatori Maru No.8 (51 GRT) with gunfire between Okino Daito Jima and Kazan Retto in position 24°00'N, 135°25'E.

27 Jul 1943
USS Flying Fish (Capt. F.T. Watkins) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She now had a major overhaul at Pearl Harbor.

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