Raymond Henry Bass, USN

Born  15 Jan 1910


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Ranks

1 Jul 1939 Lt.
  Lt.Cdr.
1 Nov 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Apr/May 43 Navy Cross (1)
Jan/Mar 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Raymond Henry Bass, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS O-2 (63)Lt.Submarine3 Feb 1941May 1942
USS Plunger (179)T/Cdr.Submarine26 Jan 194313 Mar 1944
USS Runner (ii) (476)T/Cdr.Submarine17 Oct 1944

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Plunger (179)


28 Feb 1943 (position 6.09, 167.18)
While on her 5th war patrol USS Plunger (Lt.Cdr. Raymond Henry Bass) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese fleet tanker Iro (14050 GRT, built 1922, offsite link) about 130 nautical miles west of Jaluit in position 06°09'N, 167°18'E.

12 Mar 1943 (position 7.15, 159.10)
While on her 5th war patrol USS Plunger (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bass) torpedoed and sank the Japanese water carrier Taihosan Maru (1804 GRT, built 1938) off Ponape, Caroline Islands in position 07°15'N, 159°10'E.

10 May 1943 (position 14.29, 149.00)
While on her 6th war patrol USS Plunger (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bass) torpedoed and sank the Japanese passenger ship Tatsutake Maru (7068 GRT, built 1940) and the transport ship Kinai Maru (8360 GRT, built 1930) about 200 nautical miles east of Saipan in position 14°29'N, 149°00'E.

25 Jun 1943
USS Plunger (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bass) left base for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan.

7 Jul 1943 (position 37.14, 132.57)
USS Plunger (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bass) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant Anzan Maru (5493 GRT, built 1919) in the Sea of Japan in position 37°14'N, 132°57'E.

12 Jul 1943 (position 43.02, 140.00)
USS Plunger (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bass) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Niitaka Maru (2482 GRT, built 1904) in the Sea of Japan, west of Hokkaido in position 43°02'N, 140°00'E.

26 Jul 1943
USS Plunger (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bass) ended her 7th war patrol at Midway.

6 Aug 1943
USS Plunger (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bass) left Midway for her 8th war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan.

18 Aug 1943 (position 43.30, 140.30)
USS Plunger (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bass) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant Okuni Maru (5633 GRT, built ????) in the Sea of Japan in position 43°30'N, 140°30'E.

20 Aug 1943 (position 42.15, 139.58)
USS Plunger (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bass) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Seitai Maru (3404 GRT, built 1918) off the southwest coast of Hokkaido in position 42°15'N, 139°58'E.

22 Aug 1943 (position 42.40, 139.48)
USS Plunger (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bass) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant fishery mother ship Ryokai Maru (4643 GRT, built 1911) in the Sea of Japan in position 42°40'N, 139°48'E.

5 Sep 1943
USS Plunger (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bass) ended her 8th war patrol when she returned to base at Pearl Harbor.

14 Jan 1944
After an unsuccessful 9th war patrol in the Marshall Islands area, USS Plunger (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bass) left base for her 10th war patrol. She was to patrol in Japanese home waters.

2 Feb 1944 (position 33.29, 135.59)
USS Plunger (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bass) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchants Toyo Maru No.5 (2193 GRT, built 1918) and Toyo Maru No.8 (2191 GRT, built 1918) off Kushimoto, Japan in position 33°29'N, 135°59'E.

23 Feb 1944 (position 30.11, 140.49)
USS Plunger (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bass) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Kimishima Maru (5193 GRT, built 1938) about 200 nautical miles north-west of Chichi Jima, Bonin Islands, Japan in position 30°11'N, 140°49'E.

8 Mar 1944
USS Plunger (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bass) ended her 10th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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