William Thackeray Nelson, USN

Born  15 Oct 1908
Died  11 Sep 1994(85)


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Ranks

30 Jun 1942 Lt.Cdr.
15 Oct 1942 T/Cdr.
1 Aug 1948 T/Capt.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for William Thackeray Nelson, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS R-7 (84)SubmarineNov 1940May 1942
USS Peto (265)T/Cdr.Submarine14 Mar 194322 Jan 1944
USS Lamprey (372)T/Cdr.Submarine17 Nov 19448 May 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Peto (265)


14 Mar 1943
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. William Thackeray Nelson) arrived at Brisbane, Australia.

2 Apr 1943
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Nelson) departed from Brisbane for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Truk-Rabaul shipping lanes.

20 May 1943
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Nelson) ended her 1st war patrol at Brisbane.

10 Jun 1943
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Nelson) departed from Brisbane for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Truk-Rabaul shipping lanes.

28 Jun 1943 (position 1.47, 151.46)
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Nelson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese hydrographical-meteorological research ship Tenkai (Maru) (359 GRT) between Truk and Rabaul in position 01°47'N, 151°46'E.

7 Jul 1943 (position 0.35, 148.00)
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Nelson) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese oiler Shinkoku Maru (10020 GRT) north-east of Manus in position 00°35'N, 148°00'E.

4 Aug 1943
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Nelson) ended her 2nd war patrol at Brisbane.

1 Sep 1943
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Nelson) departed from Brisbane for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.

1 Oct 1943 (position 4.00, 143.50)
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Nelson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Tonei Maru (4930 GRT) and the Japanese army cargo ship Kinkasan Maru (4980 GRT) south of the Caroline Islands in position 04°00'N, 143°50'E.

21 Oct 1943
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Nelson) ended her 3rd war patrol at Brisbane.

14 Nov 1943
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Nelson) departed from Brisbane for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol between the Caroline Islands and New Guinea.

1 Dec 1943 (position 1.16, 146.45)
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Nelson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Konei Maru (2345 GRT) north of Manus in position 01°16'N, 146°45'E.

7 Jan 1944
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Nelson) ended her 4th war patrol at Brisbane.


Submarine USS Lamprey (372)


17 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Lamprey (Cdr. W.T. Nelson, USN) departed New Orleans, Louisiana for the Panama Canal Zone.

22 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Lamprey (Cdr. W.T. Nelson, USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone from New Orleans, Louisiana.

13 Jan 1945
After a training period, USS Lamprey (Cdr. W.T. Nelson, USN), departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

17 Feb 1945
USS Lamprey (Cdr. W.T. Nelson) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in off Formosa and in the South China Sea.

22 Apr 1945
USS Lamprey (Cdr. W.T. Nelson) ended her 1st war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.


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