Richard Clark Latham, USN

Birth details unknown

Ranks

13 Sep 1944 Cmdr
  Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

May/Jul 45 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Richard Clark Latham, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-15 (120)Submarine3 Jan 1941Feb 1941
USS O-7 (68)SubmarineDec 1942Apr 1944
USS Tinosa (283)Submarine13 Sep 194416 Aug 1945

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS O-7 (68)


24 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS O-7 departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

26 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS O-7 arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.

5 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS O-7 departed Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

6 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS O-7 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.


Submarine USS Tinosa (283)


23 Oct 1944
With her overhaul completed USS Tinosa (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Latham) departed from the Hunters Point Navy Yard for San Diego.

18 Nov 1944
USS Tinosa (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Latham) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

4 Dec 1944
USS Tinosa (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Latham) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of the Ryukyu Islands.

9 Dec 1944
USS Tinosa (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Latham) topped up with fuel at Midway.

30 Jan 1945
USS Tinosa (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Latham) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

1 Mar 1945
USS Tinosa (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Latham) departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Saipan.

17 Mar 1945
USS Tinosa (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Latham) departed from Saipan for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

7 Apr 1945
USS Tinosa (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Latham) ended her 9th war patrol at Guam.

28 Apr 1945
USS Tinosa (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Latham) departed from Guam for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.

16 May 1945
USS Tinosa (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Latham) ended her 10th war patrol at Guam.

29 May 1945
USS Tinosa (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Latham) departed from Guam for her 11th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan.

9 Jun 1945 (position 37.32, 129.10)
USS Tinosa (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Latham) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Wakatama Maru (2211 GRT) off the east coast of Korea in position 37°32'N, 129°10'E.

12 Jun 1945 (position 37.30, 129.20)
USS Tinosa (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Latham) sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Keito Maru (873 GRT) with gunfire off Bokuko Ko, Korea in position 37°30'N, 129°20'E.

19 Jun 1945 (position 38.25, 128.34)
USS Tinosa (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Latham) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Wakae Maru (2000 GRT) off the east coast of Korea in position 38°25'N, 128°34'E.

20 Jun 1945 (position 36.04, 130.26)
While on patrol off the east coast of Korea USS Tinosa (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Latham) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Taito Maru (2726 GRT) in position 36°04'N, 130°26'E and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Kaisei Maru (880 GRT) in position 35°39'N, 130°29'E.

4 Jul 1945
USS Tinosa (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Latham) ended her 11th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

11 Aug 1945
After refitting, Tinosa set course for her 12th patrol. Before she reached her assigned area, this patrol was terminated by Japan's capitulation.


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