Roy Milton Davenport, USN

Born  18 Jun 1909Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA
Died  24 Dec 1987(78)Laguna Hills, Orange County, California, USA


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Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.
1 Jan 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Jun/Aug 43 Navy Cross (1)
Sep 1943 Navy Cross (1)
Oct/Nov 43 Navy Cross (1)
Sep/Oct 44 Navy Cross (1)
Nov/Dec 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Roy Milton Davenport, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Haddock (231)Lt.Cdr.Submarine5 Mar 19431 Dec 1943
USS Trepang (412)T/Cdr.Submarine22 May 194430 Dec 1944

Career information

Davenport was the only sailor during WWII to receive 5 navy Crosses, the second highest US Navy military decoration after the Medal of Honor.

Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Haddock (231)


11 Mar 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) departed from Midway for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Palau.

3 Apr 1943 (position 10.26, 135.00)
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet tanker Arima Maru (7389 GRT) north of Palau in position 10°26'N, 135°00'E.

4 Apr 1943 (position 9.31, 133.39)
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) is damaged by depth charges off Palau in position 09°31'N, 133°39'E and is forced to terminate her patrol.

19 Apr 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) ended her 4th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

30 Jun 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.

21 Jul 1943 (position 16.18, 134.04)
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Saipan Maru (5532 GRT) off Saipan in position 16°18'N, 134°04'E.

10 Aug 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) ended her 5th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

2 Sep 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Truk.

15 Sep 1943 (position 9.32, 150.38)
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese collier Sansei Maru (641 GRT) north of Truk in position 09°32'N, 150°38'E.

20 Sep 1943 (position 7.23, 150.11)
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese fleet tanker Notoro (14050 GRT, offsite link) off Truk in position 07°23'N, 150°11'E.

21 Sep 1943 (position 8.53, 148.30)
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese collier Shinyubari Maru (5354 GRT) west-north-west of Truk in position 08°53'N, 148°30'E.

28 Sep 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) ended her 6th war patrol at Midway.

20 Oct 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) departed from Midway for her 7th war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol off Truk.

6 Nov 1943 (position 8.08, 149.45)
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese fleet tanker Hoyo Maru (8691 GRT, offsite link) east of Truk in position at 08°08'N, 149°45'E.

15 Nov 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


Submarine USS Trepang (412)


13 Sep 1944
USS Trepang (Cdr. Roy Milton Davenport) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of Honshu, Japan.

1 Oct 1944 (position 25.30, 142.30)
USS Trepang (Cdr. R.M. Davenport) torpedoed and sank the Japanese supply ship Takunan Maru (752 GRT) north of Ogasawara-Gunto in position 25°30'N, 142°30'E.

11 Oct 1944 (position 33.18, 137.42)
USS Trepang (Cdr. R.M. Davenport) torpedoed and sank the Japanese landing ship T 105 (870 tons) off Honshu, Japan in position 33°18'N, 137°42'E.

12 Oct 1944 (position 33.56, 138.09)
USS Trepang (Cdr. R.M. Davenport) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese destroyer Fuyuzuki (2701 tons, offsite link) off Omaesuki, Japan in position 33°56'N, 138°09'E.

23 Oct 1944
USS Trepang (Cdr. R.M. Davenport) ended her 1st war patrol at Majuro.

16 Nov 1944
USS Trepang (Cdr. R.M. Davenport) departed from Majuro for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Luzon Strait.

6 Dec 1944 (position 18.59, 121.05)
USS Trepang (Cdr. R.M. Davenport) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Fukuyo Maru (5463 GRT) and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Jinyo Maru (6862 GRT) and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant cargo ship Yamakuni Maru (500 GRT) north of Luzon, Philippines in position 18°59'N, 121°05'E.

7 Dec 1944 (position 18.54, 120.49)
USS Trepang (Cdr. R.M. Davenport) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Banshu Maru No.31 (748 GRT) north of Luzon, Philippines in position 18°54'N, 120°49'E.

20 Dec 1944
USS Trepang (Cdr. R.M. Davenport) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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