Frank Mcelhany Smith, USN

Born  15 Feb 1913


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Ranks

  T/Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Frank Mcelhany Smith, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-11 (116)SubmarineFeb 1943Aug 1944
USS Hammerhead (364)T/Cdr.Submarine3 Mar 194530 Oct 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS S-11 (116)


5 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS S-11 departed Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for Trinidad.

12 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS S-11 arrived at Trinidad from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.


Submarine USS Hammerhead (364)


3 Mar 1945
USS Hammerhead (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Laird, Jr.) ended her 4th war patrol at Subic Bay, Philippines.

10 Mar 1945
USS Hammerhead (Lt.Cdr. F.M. Smith) departed from Subic Bay for her 5th war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea along the French Indo-China coast.

29 Mar 1945 (position 14.44, 109.16)
USS Hammerhead (Lt.Cdr. F.M. Smith) torpedoed and sank the Japanese corvette Kaibokan 84 (740 tons, built 1944) (offsite link) about 115 nautical miles north of Cape Varella, French Indo-China in position 14°44'N, 109°16'E.

6 Apr 1945
USS Hammerhead (Lt.Cdr. F.M. Smith) ended her 5th war patrol at Subic Bay.

3 May 1945
USS Hammerhead (Cdr. F.M. Smith) departed from Subic Bay for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Siam.

6 May 1945 (position 8.15, 102.00)
USS Hammerhead (Cdr. F.M. Smith) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet tanker Kinrei Maru (867 GRT) in the Gulf of Siam in position 08°15'N, 102°00'E.

15 May 1945 (position 9.12, 101.20)
USS Hammerhead (Cdr. F.M. Smith) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Tottori Maru (5978 GRT) in the Gulf of Siam in position 09°12'N, 101°20'E.

25 May 1945
USS Hammerhead (Cdr. F.M. Smith) ended her 6th war patrol at Fremantle.

21 Jun 1945
USS Hammerhead (Cdr. F.M. Smith) departed from Fremantle for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Siam.

10 Jul 1945 (position 9.38, 101.31)
USS Hammerhead (Cdr. F.M. Smith) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tankers Sakura Maru (851 GRT, built 1944) and Nanmei Maru No.5 (834 GRT, built 1944) in the Gulf of Siam in position 09°38'N, 101°31'E.

21 Aug 1945
USS Hammerhead (Cdr. F.M. Smith) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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