Edward Ellis Shelby, USN

Birth details unknown

Ranks

1 Jun 1936 Lt.(j.g.)
5 Jan 1941 Lt.
1 Oct 1942 T/Lt.Cdr.
1 Jan 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Jun/Aug 44 Navy Cross (1)
Aug/Sep 44 Navy Cross
Oct/Dec 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Edward Ellis Shelby, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS R-12 (89)Lt.SubmarineJan 194212 Jun 1943
USS Sunfish (281)T/Lt.Cdr.Submarine16 Dec 19436 Mar 1945
USS Corporal (346)T/Cdr.Submarine9 Nov 19457 Jan 1946

Career information

We currently have no career / biographical information on this officer.

Events related to this officer

Submarine USS R-12 (89)


1 Mar 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

12 Mar 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) arrived at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands from New London, Connecticut.

19 May 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of St. Thomas together with USS Davis (Lt.Cdr. M.R. Peterson, USN).

20 May 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of St. Thomas together with USS Davis (Lt.Cdr. M.R. Peterson, USN) and USS Somers (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Wood, USN).

23 May 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of St. Thomas together with USS Davis (Lt.Cdr. M.R. Peterson, USN) and USS Partridge (Lt.Cdr. S.E. Kenney, USN).

25 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of St. Thomas together with USS Davis (Lt.Cdr. M.R. Peterson, USN).

8 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) arrived at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

12 Jul 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Mervine (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Willingham, USN).

13 Jul 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Mervine (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Willingham, USN).

18 Jul 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Meade (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Lamb, USN).

19 Jul 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Mervine (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Willingham, USN) and USS Meade (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Lamb, USN).

20 Jul 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Mervine (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Willingham, USN) and USS Meade (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Lamb, USN).

23 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Mervine (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Willingham, USN).

1 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Fletcher (Lt.Cdr. W.M. Cole, USN).

2 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Fletcher (Lt.Cdr. W.M. Cole, USN).

3 Aug 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Mervine (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Willingham, USN).

11 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Cowie (Lt.Cdr. C.J. Whiting, USN).

12 Aug 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Fletcher (Lt.Cdr. W.M. Cole, USN) and with USS O’Bannon (Cdr. E.R. Wilkinson, USN).

20 Aug 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Chevalier (Lt.Cdr. E.R. McLean, Jr., USN).

25 Aug 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Chevalier (Lt.Cdr. E.R. McLean, Jr., USN) and USS Jenkins (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Miller, USN).

26 Aug 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Chevalier (Lt.Cdr. E.R. McLean, Jr., USN) and USS Jenkins (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Miller, USN).

30 Aug 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Chevalier (Lt.Cdr. E.R. McLean, Jr., USN) and USS Jenkins (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Miller, USN).

31 Aug 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Chevalier (Lt.Cdr. E.R. McLean, Jr., USN).

7 Sep 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Chevalier (Lt.Cdr. E.R. McLean, Jr., USN) and USS Jenkins (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Miller, USN).

8 Sep 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Chevalier (Lt.Cdr. E.R. McLean, Jr., USN) and USS Jenkins (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Miller, USN).

9 Sep 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Chevalier (Lt.Cdr. E.R. McLean, Jr., USN), USS Jenkins (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Miller, USN) and USS Tarbell (Lt.Cdr. W.M. Foster, USN).

11 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Jenkins (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Miller, USN).

13 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Jenkins (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Miller, USN).

15 Sep 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Jenkins (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Miller, USN).

23 Nov 1942
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for repairs to her battery.

2 Dec 1942
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) is put on the slipway at Key West.

4 Dec 1942
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) is put back in the water.

12 Dec 1942
With her repairs completed, USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN), departed Key West, Florida for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

15 Dec 1942
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) arrived at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from Key West, Florida.

29 Dec 1942
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Philip (Cdr. T.C. Ragan, USN) and USS Converse (Cdr. D.C.E. Hamberger, USN).

30 Dec 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Philip (Cdr. T.C. Ragan, USN) and USS Converse (Cdr. D.C.E. Hamberger, USN).

16 Jan 1943
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises off Guantanamo Bay together with USS Biddle (Lt.Cdr. T.A. Torgerson, USN) and USS PC-625.

24 Jan 1943
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises off Guantanamo Bay together with USS Claxton (Cdr. H.F. Stout, USN), USS Charles Ausburne (Lt.Cdr.L.K. Reynolds, USN) and USS Stanly (Cdr. R.W. Cavenagh, USN).

28 Jan 1943
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises off Guantanamo Bay together with USS Claxton (Cdr. H.F. Stout, USN).

17 Feb 1943
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) departed Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for Bermuda. She was to proceed to New London via Bermuda. This was her 5th war patrol (according to the patrol report).

22 Feb 1943
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) arrived at Bermuda from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

24 Feb 1943
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) departed Bermuda for New London, Connecticut.

27 Feb 1943
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) arrived at New London, Connecticut from Bermuda.

27 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) was put on the slipway at New London.

2 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) was put back in the water.

21 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises in Long Island sound together with USS Ordronaux (Lt.Cdr. R. Brodie, Jr., USN) and USS Gillespie (Cdr. C.C. Clement, USN).

22 Apr 1943
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises in Long Island sound together with USS Ordronaux (Lt.Cdr. R. Brodie, Jr., USN).

23 Apr 1943
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises in Long Island sound together with USS Ordronaux (Lt.Cdr. R. Brodie, Jr., USN).

24 Apr 1943
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises in Long Island sound together with USS Ordronaux (Lt.Cdr. R. Brodie, Jr., USN).

25 Apr 1943
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises in Long Island sound together with USS Ordronaux (Lt.Cdr. R. Brodie, Jr., USN).

1 May 1943
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Key West, Florida.

11 May 1943
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida from New London, Connecticut.

13 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

14 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

15 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

24 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

25 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

26 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

27 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

28 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

29 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

31 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

1 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

2 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

4 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

5 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

7 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

8 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

9 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

10 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

11 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.


Submarine USS Sunfish (281)


14 Jan 1944
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Caroline and Mariana Islands area.

23 Feb 1944 (position 15.23, 145.03)
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby) torpedoed and sank the Japanese collier Shinyubari Maru (5354 GRT) about 40 nautical miles west of Saipan in position 15°23'N, 145°03'E.

7 Mar 1944
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was now sent to US west coast for a major overhaul.

22 Jun 1944
With her overhaul completed USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of the Kuril Islands.

5 Jul 1944 (position 51.28, 156.28)
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant passenger/cargo ship Shinmei Maru (2577 GRT) off Paramushiro, Kuril Islands in position 51°28'N, 156°28'E.

7 Jul 1944 (position 47.29, 152.29)
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby) sank the Japanese fishing vessels Hokuyo Maru No.105, Kannon Maru No.5, Ebisu Maru, and Kinei Maru with gunfire off the Kuril Islands in position 47°29'E, 152°29'E.

Note; Some sources, based on the sub's patrol report, give that Sunfish sank 13 fishing vessels on this day, but this can't be confirmed.

9 Jul 1944 (position 51.19, 155.43)
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Taihei Maru (6284 GRT) north of Araito Island in position 51°19'N, 155°43'E.

1 Aug 1944
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby) ended her 7th war patrol at Midway.

20 Aug 1944
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby) departed from Midway for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Yellow Sea.

10 Sep 1944 (position 33.47, 127.37)
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tanker Chihaya Maru (4701 GRT) east of Quelpart Island in position 33°47'N, 127°37'E.

13 Sep 1944 (position 34.32, 124.44)
While operating in the Yellow Sea USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese army cargo ship Gyoku Maru (6854 GRT) in position 34°32'N, 124°44'E, and torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Etajima Maru (6933 GRT) in position 35°04'N, 24°49'E.

27 Sep 1944
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

23 Oct 1944
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas.

17 Nov 1944 (position 33.40, 124.30)
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese army transport Edogawa Maru (6968 GRT) west of Quelpart Island in position 33°40'N, 124°30'E. The badly damaged Japanese ship sank the next day.

18 Nov 1944 (position 33.36, 124.18)
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Seisho Maru (5463 GRT) in the East China Sea west of Saishu Island in position 33°36'N, 124°18'E.

30 Nov 1944
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Dairen Maru (3748 GRT) off western Korea in position 38°08'N, 124°35'E.

19 Dec 1944
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby) ended her 9th war patrol at Majuro.

15 Jan 1945
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby) departed from Majuro for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas.

20 Feb 1945
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby) has to abort her 10th war patrol when a collision with an unsighted ice floe bent both periscopes.

27 Feb 1945
USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby) ended her 10th war patrol at Guam.


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