William Thomas Kinsella, USN

Born  21 May 1913Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania


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Ranks

1 Feb 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Jul/Aug 44 Navy Cross (1)
Sep/Dec 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for William Thomas Kinsella, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS O-8 (69)SubmarineMar 1942Aug 1943
USS Ray (271)T/Cdr.Submarine28 Jun 19449 Jan 1946

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Ray (271)


9 Jul 1944
USS Ray (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

18 Jul 1944 (position -5.21, 112.30)
USS Ray (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tanker Jambi Maru (5244 GRT, former Dutch Djambi) in the Java Sea north of Bawean Island in position 05°21'S, 112°30'E.

4 Aug 1944 (position -4.05, 117.40)
USS Ray (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Koshu Maru (2812 GRT) in Makassar Strait in position 04°05'S, 117°40'E.

14 Aug 1944 (position 3.51, 112.58)
USS Ray (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Zuisho Maru (5286 GRT) off the northwest coast of Borneo in position 03°51'N, 112°58'E.

21 Aug 1944 (position 13.23, 120.19)
USS Ray (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tanker Taketoyo Maru (6964 GRT) west of Mindoro, Philippines in position 13°23'N, 120°19'E.

31 Aug 1944
USS Ray (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.

23 Sep 1944
USS Ray (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) departed from Fremantle for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

12 Oct 1944 (position 13.32, 120.21)
USS Ray (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Toko Maru (4180 GRT) near Cape Cavalite, Mindoro, Philippines in position 13°32'N, 120°21'E.

1 Nov 1944 (position 13.02, 120.17)
USS Ray (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) torpedoed and sank the Japanese tanker Horai Maru No.7 (834 GRT) west off Mindoro, Philippines in position 13°02'N, 120°17'E.

Ray also lands men and supplies on west coast of Mindoro.

4 Nov 1944 (position 15.55, 119.44)
USS Ray (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Kinsella), USS Guitarro and USS Bream shared the sinking of the Japanese transport ship Kagu Maru (6806 GRT, offsite link) off Dasol Bay, Philippines in position 15°55'N, 119°44'E.

14 Nov 1944 (position 17.45, 117.45)
USS Ray (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) torpedoed and sank the Japanese corvette Kaibokan 7 (745 tons, offsite link) about 65 nautical miles north-west of Cape Bolinao, Luzon, Philippines in position 17°45'N, 117°45'E.

8 Dec 1944
USS Ray (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is now sent to the Mare Island Navy Yard for a major overhaul.

16 Dec 1944
USS Ray (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) arrived at the Mare Island Navy Yard.

26 Mar 1945
With her overhaul completed USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) departed from San Francisco bound for Pearl Harbor.

29 Apr 1945
USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) arrived at Guam.

30 Apr 1945
USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) departed from Guam for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Kyusyu in Japanese home waters and in the Yellow Sea.

19 May 1945 (position 37.24, 125.05)
USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) sank a small Japanese vessel with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 37°24'N, 125°05'E.

23 May 1945 (position 38.10, 124.31)
USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) sank 6 small Japanese vessels with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 38°10'N, 124°31'E.

25 May 1945 (position 39.04, 123.06)
USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) sank the Japanese schooner Tsuki Maru (57 GRT) with gunfire about 35 nautical miles east of Kaiyo Island in position 39°04'N, 123°06'E.

26 May 1945
USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) sank 3 small Japanese vessels with gunfire in the Yellow Sea at positions 38°53'N, 122°54'E, 38°55'N, 122°53'E and 38°57'N, 122°53'E.

27 May 1945 (position 38.16, 123.51)
USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) sank 2 small Japanese vessels with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 38°16'N, 123°51'E.

28 May 1945 (position 37.38, 124.43)
USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) sank 4 small Japanese vessels with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in positions 37°38'N, 124°43'E, 38°19'N, 124°01'E and 38°21'N, 123°58'E.

30 May 1945 (position 38.03, 124.06)
USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) sank a small Japanese vessel with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 38°03'N, 124°06'E.

16 Jun 1945
USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) ended her 7th war patrol at Midway.

11 Jul 1945
USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) departed from base for 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Siam.

2 Aug 1945 (position 6.45, 101.39)
USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) sank a small Japanese vessel with gunfire off the Malaya coast in position 06°45'N, 101°39'E.

3 Aug 1945 (position 9.51, 99.15)
USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) sank 3 small Japanese vessel with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam in position 09°51'N, 99°15'E.

4 Aug 1945 (position 10.52, 99.28)
USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) sank 3 small Japanese vessels with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam in position 10°52'N, 99°28'E, and 2 more in position 11°12'N, 99°36'E.

5 Aug 1945 (position 11.29, 99.39)
USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) sank 2 small Japanese vessel with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam in position 11°29'N, 99°39'E.

7 Aug 1945 (position 10.05, 99.28)
USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) sank 24 !!! small Japanese vessel with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam in position 10°05'N, 99°28'E.

13 Aug 1945
With her ammunition stock depleted USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) arrived Subic Bay, Philippines to end her 8th war patrol.


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