William Davis Irvin, Jr., USN

Born  4 Jun 1905
Died  20 Jun 1993(88)


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Ranks

1 Jan 1942 Lt.Cdr.
  Cdr.
20 Mar 1945 T/Capt.

Decorations

Nov/Dec 43 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for William Davis Irvin, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-29 (134)SubmarineJun 1940late 1940
USS Nautilus (168)Cdr.Submarine26 Aug 194318 Apr 1944

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Nautilus (168)


16 Sep 1943
USS Nautilus (Cdr. William Davis Irvin, jr.) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to perform a photo-reconnaissance of the Gilbert Islands.

17 Oct 1943
USS Nautilus (Cdr. W.D. Irvin) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

8 Nov 1943
USS Nautilus (Cdr. W.D. Irvin) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Gilbert Islands area during the US landings.

19 Nov 1943 (position 1.05, 173.03)
While supporting the US landings on Tarawa that were to commence the next day USS Nautilus (Cdr. William Davis Irvin, jr.) is damaged by friendly fire from the US light cruiser Santa Fe and the US destroyer Ringgold off Tarawa, Gilbert Islands in position 01°05'N, 173°03'E. Despite some damage to her conning tower Nautilus is able to remain on patrol.

21 Nov 1943
USS Nautilus (Cdr. W.D. Irvin) lands a Marine reconnaissance company on Abemama, Gilbert Islands.

4 Dec 1943
USS Nautilus (Cdr. W.D. Irvin) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

27 Jan 1944
USS Nautilus (Cdr. W.D. Irvin) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Philippine Sea.

6 Mar 1944 (position 22.19, 143.54)
USS Nautilus (Cdr. W.D. Irvin) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport America Maru (6069 GRT) about 420 nautical miles north-north-west of Saipan in position 22°19'N, 143°54'E.

21 Mar 1944
USS Nautilus (Cdr. W.D. Irvin) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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