William Beckwith Perkins, Jr., USN

Born  21 Feb 1911
Died  17 Sep 1992(81)


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Ranks

23 Sep 1939 Lt.
18 Nov 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for William Beckwith Perkins, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-11 (116)Lt.SubmarineNov 1941Feb 1943
USS Burrfish (312)T/Cdr.Submarine14 Sep 194320 Dec 1944

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Burrfish (312)


27 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Burrfish (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Perkins, Jr., USN) arrived at Key West Florida to provide training services to the Fleet Sound School.

29 Nov 1943
USS Burrfish conducted exercises off Key West.

30 Nov 1943
USS Burrfish conducted exercises off Key West.

1 Dec 1943
USS Burrfish conducted exercises off Key West.

2 Dec 1943
USS Burrfish conducted exercises off Key West.

3 Dec 1943
USS Burrfish conducted exercises off Key West.

4 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Burrfish conducted exercises off Key West.

6 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Burrfish conducted exercises off Key West.

7 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Burrfish conducted exercises off Key West.

8 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Burrfish conducted exercises off Key West.

9 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Burrfish conducted exercises off Key West.

10 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Burrfish conducted exercises off Key West.

11 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Burrfish conducted exercises off Key West.

13 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Burrfish conducted exercises off Key West.

14 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Burrfish (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Perkins, Jr., USN) departed Key West, Florida for the Panama Canal Zone.

18 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Burrfish (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Perkins, Jr., USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone from Key West, Florida.

21 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Burrfish (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Perkins, Jr., USN) transited the Panama Canal.

2 Feb 1944
USS Burrfish (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Perkins, Jr.) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.

22 Mar 1944
USS Burrfish (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Perkins, Jr.) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

14 Apr 1944
USS Burrfish (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Perkins, Jr.) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of the Japanese home islands.

7 May 1944 (position 33.15, 134.11)
USS Burrfish (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Perkins, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the German oiler Rossbach (5984 GRT, former Norwegian Madrono, offsite link) south of Murotosaki, Japan in position 33°15'N, 134°11'E.

4 Jun 1944
USS Burrfish (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Perkins, Jr.) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

10 Jul 1944
USS Burrfish (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Perkins, Jr.) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Palau's.

27 Aug 1944
USS Burrfish (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Perkins, Jr.) ended her 3rd war patrol at Majuro.

18 Sep 1944
USS Burrfish (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Perkins, Jr.) departed from Majuro for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of the Bonin Islands.

17 Nov 1944 (position 32.15, 140.00)
USS Burrfish (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Perkins, Jr.) and USS Ronquil (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Monroe) heavily damaged the Japanese guard boat Fusa Maru (177 GRT) south of Hachiro Jima, Japan in position 32°15'N, 140°00'E.

Burrfish is damaged by gunfire from the Japanese ship and Ronquil is damaged, most likely, by the premature explosion of a 40 millimetre shell.

2 Dec 1944
USS Burrfish (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Perkins, Jr.) ended her 4th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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