Creed Caldwell Burlingame, USN

Born  27 Feb 1905Louisville, Kentucky
Died  21 Oct 1985(80)


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Ranks

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

Decorations

Apr/Jun 42 Navy Cross (1)
Jul/Sep 42 Navy Cross (1)
Dec/Jan 43 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Creed Caldwell Burlingame, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-30 (135)SubmarineAug 1940Oct 1941
USS Silversides (236)Lt.Cdr.Submarine15 Dec 194120 Jul 1943

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Silversides (236)


4 Apr 1942
With her trials and initial training completed USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

30 Apr 1942
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Kii Suido in Japanese home waters.

7 May 1942 (position 33.14, 150.58)
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) damaged the Japanese guard boat Ebisu Maru No.5 with gunfire about 540 nautical miles north of Marcus Island in position 33°14'N, 150°58'E.

17 May 1942 (position 33.28, 135.33)
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese troop transport Tottori Maru (5973 GRT) and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Thames Maru (5871 GRT) off Shionomisaki, southern Honshu, Japan in position 33°28'N, 135°33'E.

22 May 1942 (position 33.30, 135.27)
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese transport Asahisan Maru (4551 GRT) at the mouth of Kii Suido, between Ichiyozaki and Shionomizaki, Honshu, Japan in position 33°30'N, 135°27'E.

21 Jun 1942
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

15 Jul 1942
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol off Kii Suido in Japanese home waters.

8 Aug 1942 (position 33.33, 135.23)
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Nikkei Maru (5783 GRT) in Kii Suido, near Ichiya Zaki, Japan in position 33°33'N, 135°23'E.

31 Aug 1942 (position 33.51, 149.39)
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) sank two Japanese fishing vessels with gunfire in the northern Pacific Ocean in position 33°51'N, 149°39'E.

8 Sep 1942
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

3 Oct 1942
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.

25 Nov 1942
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) ended her 3rd war patrol at Brisbane, Australia.

17 Dec 1942
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) departed from Brisbane for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off New Ireland.

18 Jan 1943 (position 6.19, 150.15)
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet tanker Toei Maru (10022 GRT, offsite link) about 90 nautical miles south-west of Truk in position 06°19'N, 150°15'E.

20 Jan 1943 (position 3.52, 153.26)
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transports Meiu Maru (8230 GRT), Surabaya Maru (4391 GRT) and Somedono Maru (5148 GRT) about 290 nautical miles south of Truk in position 03°52'N, 153°26'E.

31 Jan 1943
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) ended her 4th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

17 May 1943
After an overhaul USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Solomon Islands area.

4 Jun 1943
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) lays mines in Steffan Strait between New Hanover and New Ireland.

10 Jun 1943 (position 2.43, 152.00)
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Hinode Maru (5256 GRT) north of New Ireland in position 02°43'N, 152°00'E.

15 Jul 1943 (position -2.36, 150.34)
The Japanese light cruiser Nagara (offsite link) is damaged by a mine (possibly laid by USS Silversides on 4 June 1943 or by Australian Catalina flying boats) off Kavieng in position 02°36'S, 150°34'E.

16 Jul 1943
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) ended her 5th war patrol at Brisbane.

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Trumbull, Robert


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