Slade Deville Cutter, USN

Born  1 Nov 1911Oswego, Kendall County, Illinois, USA
Died  9 Jun 2005(93)Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA


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Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.
1 Mar 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

  Silver Star
Oct/Des 43 Navy Cross (1)
Feb 1944 Navy Cross (1)
Mar/Apr 44 Navy Cross (1)
  Silver Star
Jul 1944 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Slade Deville Cutter, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Seahorse (304)Lt.Cdr.Submarine30 Sep 194327 Jul 1944
USS Requin (481)T/Cdr.Submarine28 Apr 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Seahorse (304)


20 Oct 1943
After a refit USS Seahorse (Lt.Cdr. Slade Deville Cutter) left base for her 2nd war patrol, and was to patrol off Honshu in Japanese home waters.

2 Nov 1943 (position 29.31, 134.50)
While operating south of Honshu USS Seahorse (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Cutter) had a very successful day. She torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Chihaya Maru (7089 GRT) in position 29°31'N, 134°50'E, the transport ship Yawata Maru (1852 GRT) in position 28°30'N, 135°35'E and finally the transport ship Ume Maru (5859 GRT) in position 28°40'N, 135°35'E.

22 Nov 1943 (position 33.41, 128.35)
USS Seahorse (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Cutter) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Daishu Maru (3322 GRT) in the East China Sea in position 33°41'N, 128°35'E.

27 Nov 1943 (position 33.36, 128.57)
USS Seahorse (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Cutter) torpedoed and sank the Japanese tanker San Ramon Maru (7309 GRT) in the East China Sea in position 33°36'N, 128°57'E.

12 Dec 1943
USS Seahorse (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Cutter) ended a successful 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

6 Jan 1944
USS Seahorse (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Cutter) left Pearl Harbor for her 3th war patrol. She was to patrol off the Palau Islands.

16 Jan 1944 (position 12.49, 150.19)
USS Seahorse (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Cutter) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Nikko Maru (784 GRT) south-east of the Mariana Islands in position 12°49'N, 150°19'E.

21 Jan 1944 (position 3.19, 137.02)
USS Seahorse (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Cutter) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Ikoma Maru (3156 GRT) and transport ship Yasukuni Maru (3021 GRT) about 280 nautical miles east-south-east of Palau in position 03°19'N, 137°02'E.

30 Jan 1944 (position 6.10, 138.14)
USS Seahorse (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Cutter) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Toko Maru (2747 GRT) south-east of Palau in position 06°10'N, 138°14'E.

1 Feb 1944 (position 4.24, 143.15)
USS Seahorse (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Cutter) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Toei Maru (4004 GRT) about 175 nautical miles south of Woleai in position 04°24'N, 143°15'E.

16 Feb 1944
USS Seahorse (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Cutter) ended her very successful 3th war patrol when she returned to base at Pearl Harbor.

16 Mar 1944
USS Seahorse (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Cutter) left Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was to patrol in the Mariana Islands area.

8 Apr 1944 (position 13.16, 145.11)
USS Seahorse (Lt.Cdr. Slade Deville Cutter) torpedoed the Japanese munitions transport Aratama Maru (6783 GRT) and damaged the water carrier Kizugawa Maru (1915 GRT) off Guam in position 13°16'N, 145°11'E. The explosion on Aratama Maru damaged the Japanese destroyer Asakaze (offsite link). The burning Aratama Maru is beached but explodes and sank the next day. The damaged Kizugawa Maru is towed to port by the Japanese destroyer Minazuki (offsite link).

9 Apr 1944 (position 15.32, 145.00)
USS Seahorse (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Cutter) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Misaku Maru (4667 GRT) about 40 nautical miles west of Saipan in position 15°32'N, 145°00'E.

20 Apr 1944 (position 15.19, 145.31)
There is a claim that USS Seahorse (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Cutter) torpedoed and sank the Japanese submarine RO-45 (offsite link) off the Mariana Islands in position 15°19'N, 145°31'E. But according to the combinedfleet.com website this is not the case as RO-45 was active after this date.

27 Apr 1944 (position 14.46, 143.22)
USS Seahorse (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Cutter) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Akikawa Maru (5244 GRT) about 150 nautical miles west of Saipan in position 14°46'N, 143°22'E.

11 May 1944
USS Seahorse (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Cutter) ended her 4th war patrol at Brisbane, Australia.

11 Jun 1944
USS Seahorse (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Cutter) leaves Brisbane, Australia for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Luzon Strait between Formosa and Luzon.

27 Jun 1944 (position 21.10, 120.31)
USS Seahorse (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Cutter) torpedoed and sank the Japanese tanker Medan Maru (5135 GRT) south-south-west of Formosa in position 21°10'N, 120°31'E.

3 Jul 1944 (position 20.18, 115.02)
During the night of 3 / 4 July 1944 USS Seahorse (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Cutter) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchants Gyoyu Maru (2232 GRT), Niito Maru (2186 GRT) and Kyodo Maru No.28 (1518 GRT) in the South China Sea about 140 nautical miles south of Hong Kong in position 20°18'N, 115°02'E.

19 Jul 1944
USS Seahorse (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Cutter) ended her 5th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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