Carter Lowe Bennett, USN

Born  8 Aug 1909


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Ranks

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

Decorations

Aug/Jun 44 Navy Cross (1)
Nov/Jan 45 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Carter Lowe Bennett, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Porpoise (172)Lt.Cdr.Submarine30 May 1943Aug 1943
USS Permit (178)Lt.Cdr.Submarine4 Aug 194320 Mar 1944
USS Sea Owl (405)T/Cdr.Submarine17 Jul 19442 May 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Porpoise (172)


20 Jun 1943
USS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. Carter Lowe Bennett) left Pearl Harbor for her sixth and last war patrol, and was to patrol in the Marshall Islands area.

19 Jul 1943 (position 18.45, 166.04)
USS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. C.L. Bennett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Mikage Maru Nr.20 (2718 GRT) south of Wake Island in position 18°45'N, 166°04'E.

28 Jul 1943
USS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. C.L. Bennett) ended her last war patrol when she returned to Pearl Harbor. Due to the fact that the boat continued to suffer from leaking external oil tanks and the fact that more and more new fleet submarines arrived in the Pacific USS Porpoise was retired to training duties. The boat arrived at New London on the U.S. east coast in September 1943.


Submarine USS Permit (178)


23 Aug 1943
USS Permit (Lt.Cdr. Carter Lowe Bennett) leaves Pearl Harbor on her 10th war patrol with orders for a photographic reconnaissance of several atolls in the Marshall Islands.

9 Sep 1943 (position 9.00, 168.40)
USS Permit (Lt.Cdr. C.L. Bennett) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant Tateyama Maru (3787 GRT) off Kwajalein in position 09°00'N, 168°40'E.

12 Sep 1943 (position 8.23, 165.12)
USS Permit (Lt.Cdr. C.L. Bennett) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese aircraft transport Fujikawa Maru (6938 GRT, offsite link) off Kwajalein in position 08°23'N, 165°12'E.

13 Sep 1943 (position 8.33, 164.40)
USS Permit (Lt.Cdr. C.L. Bennett) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese fleet tanker Shiretoko (14050 GRT, offsite link) off Kwajalein in position 08°33'N, 164°40'E.

24 Sep 1943
USS Permit (Lt.Cdr. Carter Lowe Bennett) ended her 10th war patrol when she returns to base at Pearl Harbor. Her 11th war patrol was in the Caroline Islands area from early January 1944 to mid-March 1944. Her 12th war patrol was in the same area where she was on lifeguard duty.


Submarine USS Sea Owl (405)


6 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Sea Owl (Cdr. C.L. Bennett, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

23 Oct 1944
USS Sea Owl (Cdr. C.L. Bennett, USN) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

19 Nov 1944
USS Sea Owl (Cdr. C.L. Bennett) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

11 Dec 1944 (position 33.48, 128.20)
USS Sea Owl (Cdr. C.L. Bennett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Cha 76 (130 tons) in the East China Sea in position 33°48'N, 128°20'E.

15 Jan 1945
USS Sea Owl (Cmdr Carter Lowe Bennett) ended her 1st war patrol at Guam, and departed from later for her 2nd war patrol; and is assigned to patrol the Luzon Strait.

18 Apr 1945
USS Sea Owl (Cdr. C.L. Bennett) attacked the Japanese submarine I-372 (offsite link) while this submarine is unloading it's cargo at Wake Island. Cdr. Bennett fires three torpedoes, two are duds and one hit the pier the I-372 is moored at. The Japanese submarine crash-dives and continues unloading it's cargo the next day.

21 Apr 1945
USS Sea Owl (Cdr. C.L. Bennett) ended her 2nd war patrol at Midway.


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