Lowell Thornton Stone, USN

Born  15 Nov 1906
Died  30 Mar 1971(64)


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Ranks

30 Jun 1942 Lt.Cdr.
  Cdr.
30 Mar 1945 T/Capt.

Decorations

Feb/Apr 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Lowell Thornton Stone, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Ortolan (ASR 5)Minesweeper28 Apr 1938mid 1941
USS Lapon (260)Cdr.Submarine19 Aug 194322 Aug 1944

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Submarine USS Lapon (260)


26 Sep 1943
USS Lapon (Cdr. L.T. Stone) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the south coast of Honshu, Japan.

18 Oct 1943 (position 33.59, 136.24)
USS Lapon (Cdr. L.T. Stone) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Taichu Maru (1906 GRT) and scores two dud torpedo hits on the Japanese auxiliary minesweeper Keijin Maru No.2 (433 GRT) in position 33°59'N, 136°24'E.

4 Nov 1943
USS Lapon (Cdr. L.T. Stone) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She departed from Pearl Harbor three days later bound for the Mare Island Navy Yard to solve the problems with her engines and general overhaul.

22 Jan 1944
USS Lapon (Cdr. L.T. Stone) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

9 Mar 1944 (position 19.21, 116.09)
USS Lapon (Cdr. L.T. Stone) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ships Toyokuni Maru (5792 GRT) and Nicherei Maru (5396 GRT) in the South China Sea in position 19°21'N, 116°09'E.

15 Mar 1944 (position 19.57, 119.46)
USS Lapon (Cdr. L.T. Stone) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire in the South China Sea north-east of Luzon, Philippines in position 19°57'N, 119°46'E.

18 Mar 1944 (position 19.24, 116.50)
USS Lapon (Cdr. L.T. Stone) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Hokoroku Maru (8359 GRT) in the South China Sea about 250 nautical miles south-west of Hong Kong in position 19°24'N, 116°50'E.

1 Apr 1944
USS Lapon (Cdr. L.T. Stone) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

25 Apr 1944
USS Lapon (Cdr. L.T. Stone) departed from Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

24 May 1944 (position 7.16, 109.04)
While operating in the South China Sea USS Lapon (Cdr. L.T. Stone) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ships Wales Maru (6586 GRT) in position 07°16'N, 109°04'E and Bizen Maru (4667 GRT) in position 07°20'N, 109°20'E.

6 Jun 1944
USS Lapon (Cdr. L.T. Stone) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

29 Jun 1944
USS Lapon (Cdr. L.T. Stone) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

18 Jul 1944 (position 8.22, 116.45)
USS Lapon (Cdr. L.T. Stone) torpedoed and sank the Japanese survey ship Kyodo Maru No.36 (1499 GRT) and the Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Kamo Maru (234 GRT) north-west of Labuan, Borneo in position 08°22'N, 116°45'E and torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Kurama Maru (233 GRT) off the southern end of Palawan in position 08°22'N, 116°40'E.

31 Jul 1944 (position 8.50, 116.00)
USS Lapon (Cdr. L.T. Stone) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tanker Tenshin Maru (5061 GRT) off the southwest tip of Palawan in position 08°50'N, 116°00'E.

10 Aug 1944
USS Lapon (Cdr. L.T. Stone) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.


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