Eugene Thomas Sands, USN

Born  27 Feb 1907Atlanta, Ga. or Richmond, VA., USA
Died  29 Dec 1987(80)Vienna, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Ranks

30 Jun 1942 Lt.Cdr.
15 Oct 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

1943 Silver Star
Jun/Aug 43 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Eugene Thomas Sands, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-29 (134)Submarinelate 19405 Jun 1942
USS Sawfish (276)Lt.Cdr.Submarine26 Aug 194219 Dec 1943

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS S-29 (134)


21 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS S-29 departed Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for New London, Connecticut.


Submarine USS Sawfish (276)


26 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Sawfish (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Sands, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

6 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Sawfish (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Sands, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

21 Jan 1943
USS Sawfish (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Sands) arrived at Pearl Harbor from the US east coast.

31 Jan 1943
USS Sawfish (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Sands) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of Japan.

17 Feb 1943 (position 30.56, 135.30)
USS Sawfish (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Sands) mistakenly torpedoed and sank the Russian merchants Ilmen (2369 GRT) and Kola (4994 GRT) off the east coast of Kyushu, Japan in position 30°56'N, 135°30'E.

21 Feb 1943 (position 29.29, 132.48)
USS Sawfish (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Sands) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese fleet oiler Ose (7986 GRT, former Dutch Genota captured on 9 May 1942 about 500 nautical miles east of Madagascar by the Japanese merchant cruisers Hokoku Maru and Aikoku Maru) off Oagari Jima, Japan in position 29°29'N, 132°48'E.

6 Mar 1943 (position 31.04, 131.48)
USS Sawfish (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Sands) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese army cargo ship Clyde Maru (5497 GRT) south-east of Toizaki, Japan in position 31°04'N, 131°48'E.

20 Mar 1943 (position 32.55, 152.11)
USS Sawfish (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Sands) sank the Japanese guard boat Shinsei Maru (138 GRT) with gunfire in the North Pacific Ocean in position 32°55'N, 152°11'E.

25 Mar 1943
USS Sawfish (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Sands) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

15 Apr 1943
USS Sawfish (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Sands) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Honshu in Japanese home waters.

5 May 1943 (position 34.11, 137.41)
USS Sawfish (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Sands) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Hakkai Maru (2921 GRT) off Ise-Wan, Honshu, Japan in position 34°11'N, 137°41'E.

6 Jun 1943
USS Sawfish (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Sands) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

30 Jun 1943
USS Sawfish (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Sands) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

22 Jul 1943 (position 30.54, 125.15)
USS Sawfish (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Sands) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese ammunition ship Seia Maru (6659 GRT) in the East China Sea in position 30°54'N, 125°15'E.

27 Jul 1943 (position 32.32, 127.41)
USS Sawfish (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Sands) torpedoed and sank the Japanese minelayer Hirashima (720 tons) off Kyusyu, Japan in position 32°32'N, 127°41'E.

10 Aug 1943
USS Sawfish (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Sands) ended her 3rd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

10 Sep 1943
USS Sawfish (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Sands) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the northern part of the Sea of Japan and in the Sea of Okhotsk.

16 Oct 1943
USS Sawfish (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Sands) ended her 4th war patrol at Midway.

1 Nov 1943
USS Sawfish (Cdr. E.T. Sands) departed from Midway for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Bonin Islands.

8 Dec 1943 (position 25.19, 141.44)
USS Sawfish (Cdr. E.T. Sands) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Sansei Maru (3266 GRT) southwest of Chichi Jima in position 25°19'N, 141°44'E.

19 Dec 1943
USS Sawfish (Cdr. E.T. Sands) ended her 5th war patrol at Midway. She is now sent to the Hunters Point Navy Yard for a major overhaul.


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