Ralph Emerson Styles, USN

Born  27 Feb 1910


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Ranks

1 Jan 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Nov/Jan 45 Navy Cross (1)
Feb/Apr 45 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Ralph Emerson Styles, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-20 (125)SubmarineJul 1942Aug 1942
USS S-20 (125)SubmarineOct 1942late 1943
USS Sea Devil (400)T/Cdr.Submarine24 May 194430 Apr 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS S-20 (125)


20 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS S-20 departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

21 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS S-20 arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.

28 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS S-20 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.

24 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Having completed her special torpedo firing tests, USS S-20, departed the Portsmouth Navy Yard for New London, Connecticut.

25 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS S-20 arrived at New London, Connecticut from the Portsmouth Navy Yard.


Submarine USS Sea Devil (400)


11 Jul 1944
With her trials and initial training completed USS Sea Devil (Lt.Cdr. Ralph Emerson Styles) departed from New London bound for Pearl Harbor.

9 Aug 1944
USS Sea Devil (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Styles) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

3 Sep 1944
USS Sea Devil (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Styles) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Honshu in Japanese home waters.

16 Sep 1944 (position 34.30, 145.23)
USS Sea Devil (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Styles) torpedoed and sank the Japanese submarine I-364 (1440 tons, offsite link) about 250 nautical miles east of the Boso Peninsula, Japan in position 34°30'N, 145°23'E.

25 Oct 1944
USS Sea Devil (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Styles) ended her 1st war patrol at Majuro.

19 Nov 1944
USS Sea Devil (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Styles) departed from Majuro for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Ryukyu Islands.

2 Dec 1944 (position 30.24, 128.17)
USS Sea Devil (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Styles) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tanker Akigawa Maru (6859 GRT) and the Japanese passenger/cargo ship Hawaii Maru (9467 GRT) about 80 nautical miles south-south-west of Kyushu, Japan in position 30°24'N, 128°17'E.

9 Dec 1944 (position 31.43, 129.04)
USS Sea Devil (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Styles) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese carrier Junyo (offsite link) east of Kyushu, Japan in position 31°43'N, 129°04'E.

11 Jan 1945
USS Sea Devil (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Styles) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

7 Feb 1945
USS Sea Devil (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Styles) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Yellow Sea.

19 Feb 1945
USS Sea Devil (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Styles) arrived at Saipan.

27 Feb 1945
After wolf pack-training USS Sea Devil (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Styles) departed from Saipan for her patrol area.

2 Apr 1945 (position 34.18, 120.04)
While operating in the Yellow Sea USS Sea Devil (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Styles) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary vessel Edogawa Maru (1972 BRT) the Japanese army cargo ship Nisshin Maru (1179 GRT) and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Taijo Maru (6866 GRT) in position 34°18'N, 124°04'E. Sea Devil also torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant cargo ship Yamaji Maru (6800 GRT) in position 34°02'N, 124°00'E.

20 Apr 1945
USS Sea Devil (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Styles) ended her 3rd war patrol at Midway.


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