Edward Clark Stephan, USN

Born  12 Jun 1907District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Died  5 Sep 1990(83)Olney, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA


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Ranks

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

Retired: 1964


Decorations

1942 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Edward Clark Stephan, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-28 (133)SubmarineMay 1939Jul 1941
USS Grayback (208)Lt.Cdr.Submarine22 Sep 194219 Jul 1943
USS Devilfish (292)Cdr.Submarine1 Sep 19443 Mar 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Grayback (208)


31 Oct 1942 (position -4.37, 152.30)
While on her 4th war patrol USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. Edward Clark Stephan) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese transport ship Noto Maru (7191 GRT) off Rabaul in position 04°37'S, 152°30'E.

7 Dec 1942
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Stephan) departed from Brisbane, Australia for her 5h war patrol.

23 Jan 1943
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Stephan) ended her 5th war patrol at Brisbane.

16 Feb 1943
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Stephan) departed from Brisbane for her 6th war patrol.

13 Mar 1943 (position -0.10, 151.06)
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Stephan) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese transport ship Noshiro Maru (7184 GRT, offsite link) about 100 nautical miles north-west of Bismarck Archipelago in position 00°10'S, 151°06'E.

4 Apr 1943
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Stephan) ended her 6th war patrol at Brisbane.

25 Apr 1943
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Stephan) departed from Brisbane for her 7th war patrol.

11 May 1943 (position -0.47, 149.02)
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Stephan) torpedoed and sank the Japanese collier Yodogawa Maru (6441 GRT) about 125 nautical miles north-west of Kavieng in position 00°47'S, 149°02'E.

16 May 1943 (position -1.00, 148.44)
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Stephan) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese destroyer Yugiri (offsite link) north-west of Kavieng in position 01°00'S, 148°44'E.

17 May 1943 (position -1.00, 148.40)
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Stephan) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship England Maru (5829 GRT) about 60 nautical miles north-west of Mussau Island in position 01°00'S, 148°40'E.

30 May 1943
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Stephan) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was now sent to the US west coast for an overhaul.


Submarine USS Devilfish (292)


11 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Devilfish (Cdr. E.C. Stephan, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Key West, Florida.

17 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Devilfish (Cdr. E.C. Stephan, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida from New London, Connecticut.

2 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Devilfish (Cdr. E.C. Stephan, USN) departed Key West, Florida for the Panama Canal Zone.

6 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Devilfish (Cdr. E.C. Stephan, USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone from Key West, Florida.

15 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Devilfish (Cdr. E.C. Stephan, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbor.

2 Dec 1944
USS Devilfish (Cdr. E.C. Stephan, USN) arrived at Pearl Harbor from the Panama Canal Zone.

31 Dec 1944
USS Devilfish (Cdr. E.C. Stephan) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Kii Suido and Bungo Suido.

12 Jan 1945
USS Devilfish (Cdr. E.C. Stephan) arrived at Saipan to take on board additional fuel and provisions. She departed from on the 15th.

13 Feb 1945
USS Devilfish (Cdr. E.C. Stephan) ended her 1st war patrol at Guam.


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