John Starr Coye, Jr., USN

Born  24 Apr 1911Berkeley, California
Died   2002(90)


Rear Admiral John S. Coye

Ranks

16 Aug 1940 Lt.
  Lt.Cdr.
1 Jan 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Oct/Nov 43 Navy Cross (1)
Dec/Jan 44 Navy Cross (1)
Apr/Jun 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for John Starr Coye, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS R-18 (95)Lt.Submarine1 Apr 194211 Apr 1943
USS Silversides (236)Lt.Cdr.Submarine20 Jul 194329 Nov 1944

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Submarine USS R-18 (95)


19 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-18 departed New London, Connecticut for a patrol to the north of Bermuda.

10 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-18 departed Trinidad for St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

13 Dec 1942
USS R-18 arrived at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands from Trinidad.

16 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-18 departed St. Thomas, Virgin Islands for New London, Connecticut.

24 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-18 arrived at New London, Connecticut from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands for a period of repairs.

11 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-18 departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.


Submarine USS Silversides (236)


21 Jul 1943
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) departed from Brisbane for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol between the Solomon and Caroline Islands.

5 Aug 1943 (position 1.53, 153.52)
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese minelayer Tsugaru (offsite link) north-north-east of Rabaul in position 01°53'N, 153°52'E.

4 Sep 1943
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) ended her 6th war patrol at Brisbane.

16 Sep 1943 (position -2.36, 150.34)
The Japanese auxiliary gunboat Seikai Maru (2693 GRT) is sunk by a mine (laid by USS Silversides on 4 June 1943) off Kavieng in position 02°36'S, 150°34'E.

2 Oct 1943 (position -2.36, 150.34)
The Japanese minesweeper W-28 (offsite link) is damaged by a mine (laid by USS Silversides on 4 June 1943) off Kavieng in position 02°36'S, 150°34'E.

5 Oct 1943
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) departed from Brisbane for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Solomon Islands / New Guinea area.

18 Oct 1943 (position 1.00, 143.16)
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Tairin Maru (1915 GRT) north of Wewak, New Guinea in position 01°00'N, 143°16'E.

23 Oct 1943 (position 2.30, 144.45)
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet tanker Tennan Maru (5407 GRT) and the Japanese army cargo ships Johore Maru (6187 GRT) and Kazan Maru (1893 GRT) north-west of the Bismarck Archipelago in position 02°30'N, 144°45'E.

4 Nov 1943 (position -2.36, 150.34)
The Japanese army cargo ship Ryosan Maru (2455 GRT), the Japanese surveying ship Tsukushi (1400 tons) are sunk by mines (laid by USS Silversides on 4 June 1943) off Kavieng in position 02°36'S, 150°34'E. Also the Japanese light cruiser Isuzu and Japanese destroyer Isokaze (both offsite links) are damaged.

8 Nov 1943
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

5 Dec 1943
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Palau.

29 Dec 1943 (position 8.09, 133.51)
During an attack on a Japanese convoy off Palau USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Tenposan Maru (1970 GRT) in position 08°09'N, 133°51'E, the Japanese army cargo ship Shichisei Maru (1911 GRT) in position 08°00'N, 133°51'E and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Ryuto Maru (3311 GRT) in position 08°03'N, 134°04'E. Also the Japanese army cargo ship Bichu Maru (4667 GRT) is damaged.

15 Jan 1944
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

15 Feb 1944
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol west of the Mariana Islands.

22 Feb 1944 (position -2.36, 150.34)
The Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Cha-29 (130 tons) is sunk by a mine (laid by USS Silversides on 4 June 1943) off Kavieng in position 02°36'S, 150°34'E.

16 Mar 1944 (position 5.00, 136.46)
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Kofuku Maru (1919 GRT) about 225 nautical miles south-east of Palau in position 00°28'N, 136°56'E.

28 Mar 1944
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) torpedoed and sank the Japanese landing ship SS-3 (948 tons) off Manokawani, New Guinea

8 Apr 1944
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) ended her 9th war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

25 Apr 1944
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) departed from Fremantle for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Mariana Islands.

10 May 1944 (position 11.26, 143.46)
During an attack on a Japanese convoy about 120 nautical miles south-south-west of Guam USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary cable ship Okinawa Maru (2221 GRT) the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Choan Maru No.2 (2632 GRT) and the Japanese collier Mikage Maru No.18 (4319 GRT) in position 11°26'N, 143°46'E.

20 May 1944 (position 13.32, 144.36)
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Shosei Maru (998 GRT) off Saipan in position 13°32'N, 144°36'E.

29 May 1944 (position 16.23, 144.59)
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transports Horaisan Maru (1998 GRT) and Shoken Maru (1942 GRT) about 100 nautical miles north-north-west of Saipan in position 16°23'N, 144°59'E.

11 Jun 1944
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) ended her very successful 10th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is sent to the Mare Islands Navy Yard for an overhaul.

12 Sep 1944
With her overhaul completed USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) returns to Pearl Harbor.

24 Sep 1944
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 11th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Kyushu, Japan.

15 Nov 1944 (position 30.10, 137.23)
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) and USS Sterlet damage the Japanese guard vessel Nachiryu Maru No.12 (97 GRT) with gunfire north-west of Ogasawara-Gunto in position 30°10'N, 137°23'E. Although the Japanese ship is heavily damaged she is able to reach port.

23 Nov 1944
USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) ended her 11th war patrol at Midway.


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