Donald Greer Irvine, USN

Born  5 Dec 1910Jesup, Buchanan County, Iowa, USA
Died  23 Apr 1982(71)Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, Virginia, USA


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Ranks

31 May 1934 Ensign
1 Feb 1944 T/Cdr.
1 Jul 1963 Rear Admiral

Retired: Jul 1969


Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Donald Greer Irvine, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Piranha (389)T/Cdr.Submarine24 Jan 19459 Jul 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Piranha (389)


11 Feb 1945
USS Piranha (Cdr. D.G. Irvine) departed from Guam for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Formosa.

27 Feb 1945 (position 22.15, 120.17)
USS Piranha (Cdr. D.G. Irvine) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire off the south coast of Formosa in position 22°15'N, 120°17'E.

21 Apr 1945
USS Piranha (Cdr. D.G. Irvine) ended her 4th war patrol at Midway.

17 May 1945
USS Piranha (Cdr. D.G. Irvine) departed from Midway for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Honshu in Japanese home waters.

16 Jun 1945
USS Piranha (Cdr. D.G. Irvine) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Eiso Maru (6890 GRT) off the northern coast of Honshu, Japan in position 41°57'N, 140°56'E.

17 Jun 1945
USS Piranha (Cdr. D.G. Irvine) sank a small Japanese vessel with gunfire off the northern coast of Honshu, Japan in position 42°07'N, 141°36'E.

21 Jun 1945 (position 39.28, 142.10)
USS Piranha (Cdr. D.G. Irvine) damaged the Japanese merchant cargo ship Shirogane Maru (122 GRT) with gunfire off the east coast of Honshu, Japan in position 39°28'N, 142°10'E.

22 Jun 1945 (position 39.32, 142.11)
USS Piranha (Cdr. D.G. Irvine) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese corvette Kaibokan No.196 (740 tons) off the east coast of Honshu, Japan in position 39°32'N, 142°11'E.

23 Jun 1945 (position 39.09, 142.10)
USS Piranha (Cdr. D.G. Irvine) sank two small Japanese vessels with gunfire off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at positions 39°09'N, 142°10'E and 39°01'N, 142°01'E.


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