Laurance Toombs Du Bose, USN

Born  21 May 1893Washington, D.C.
Died   1967(73)

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1 Jul 1940 Capt.
21 Sep 1942 T/R.Adm.
30 Mar 1951 V.Adm.

Retired: 1 Jun 1955


26 Oct 1942 Navy Cross (1)
12 Nov 1942 Navy Cross (1)
Oct 1944 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Laurance Toombs Du Bose, USN

USS Portland (CA 33)Capt.Heavy cruiser16 May 194220 Apr 1943
USS Portland (CA 33)T/R.Adm.Heavy cruiser5 May 19437 May 1943

Career information

Rear Admiral Laurance Toombs Dubose was awarded his third Navy Cross (second Golf Star) for his command of Task Force 30.3.1 in action against the Japanese near Formosa from 14 to 17 Oct 1944.

Events related to this officer

Heavy cruiser USS Portland (CA 33)

13 Nov 1942
During the First Battle of Guadalcanal she was hit by a "Long Lance" torpedo. Explosion caused rudder damage. USS Portland was able only to circulate, but survived this battle and even managed to do some damage to the Japanese battlecrusier Hiei. (2)

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