Vernon Long Lowrance, USN

Born  19 Apr 1909Catawba, North Carolina


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Ranks

2 Jun 1938 Lt.
  Lt.Cdr.
15 Oct 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

  Navy Cross

Warship Commands listed for Vernon Long Lowrance, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS R-16 (93)Lt.Submarine1 Jul 1940Jan 1942
USS Kingfish (234)Lt.Cdr.Submarine20 May 19421 Dec 1943
USS Sea Dog (401)T/Cdr.Submarine3 Jun 194426 Feb 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Kingfish (234)


14 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lowrence, USN) arrived at New London, Connecticut.

5 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lowrence, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

17 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lowrence, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

31 Aug 1942
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) arrived at Pearl Harbor from New London.

9 Sep 1942
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

1 Oct 1942 (position 33.31, 135.26)
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Yomei Maru (2860 GRT) off Ichiezaki, Japan in position 33°31'N, 135°26'E.

23 Oct 1942 (position 33.20, 135.27)
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Seikyo Maru (2608 GRT) at the entrance to Kii Suido, Honshu, Japan in position 33°20'N, 135°27'E.

3 Nov 1942
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

25 Nov 1942
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Formosa.

7 Dec 1942 (position 23.59, 138.43)
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Hino Maru No.3 (4389 GRT) west of the Bonin Islands in position 23°59'N, 138°43'E.

28 Dec 1942 (position 24.46, 120.40)
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Choyo Maru (5388 BRT) off the northwest coast of Formosa in position 24°46'N, 120°40'E.

7 Jan 1943 (position 25.46, 138.09)
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) sank two Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire west of the Bonin Islands in the following positions 25°46'N, 138°09'E and 25°31'N, 136°28'E.

23 Jan 1943
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

16 Feb 1943
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol off Formosa.

4 Mar 1943 (position 24.23, 143.18)
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) sank a large Japanese sampan with gunfire off the Bonin Islands in position 24°23'N, 143°18'E.

17 Mar 1943 (position 24.32, 120.15)
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese transport ship Tenryugawa Maru (3883 GRT) in Formosa Strait in position 24°32'N, 120°15'E.

23 Mar 1943 (position 26.20, 121.55)
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) is damaged by depth charges north of Formosa in position 26°20'N, 121°55'E, and is forced to terminate her patrol.

9 Apr 1943
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) ended her 3rd war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is now ordered to the Mare Islands Navy Yard to be repaired and refitted. (1)

23 Jun 1943
With her repairs completed USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) arrived back at Pearl Harbor.

1 Jul 1943
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

25 Aug 1943
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

24 Sep 1943
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

6 Oct 1943
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) lands men and supplies on northeast coast of Borneo.

9 Oct 1943 (position 5.09, 119.18)
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese fleet oiler Hayatomo (14050 GRT) in the Sibitu Channel in position 05°09'N, 119°18'E.

10 Oct 1943
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) lays mines off Cape Pepe, Makassar Strait, Celebes.

20 Oct 1943 (position 12.36, 109.30)
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Sana Maru (3365 GRT) off Banbon Bay, French Indochina in position 12°36'N, 109°30'E.

14 Nov 1943
USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.


Submarine USS Sea Dog (401)


22 Aug 1944
With her trials and initial training completed USS Sea Dog (Lt.Cdr. Vernon Long Lowrance) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

13 Sep 1944
USS Sea Dog (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lowrance) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south off the Ryukyu Islands.

17 Sep 1944
USS Sea Dog (Lt.Cdr. Vernon Long Lowrance) refuels at Midway.

22 Oct 1944 (position 29.18, 129.44)
USS Sea Dog (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lowrance) torpedoed and sank the Japanese supply ship Muroto (8215 GRT) south-southwest of Kagoshima in position 29°19'N, 129°44'E, and the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Tomitsu Maru (2933 GRT) south of Akuseki Jima in position 29°18'N, 129°44'E.

5 Nov 1944
USS Sea Dog (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lowrance) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

29 Nov 1944
USS Sea Dog (Cdr. V.L. Lowrance) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

8 Dec 1944
USS Sea Dog (Cmdr Vernon Long Lowrance) refuels at Saipan, and departed from the next day.

5 Feb 1945
USS Sea Dog (Cdr. V.L. Lowrance) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6427 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)


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