Robert Selden Purvis, Jr., USN

Born  17 Jun 1903
Died  6 Apr 1970(66)

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23 Nov 1940 Lt.Cdr.
1 Aug 1943 T/Capt.


Warship Commands listed for Robert Selden Purvis, USN

USS George E. Badger (AVD 3)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer19 Apr 19419 Jul 1942 (1)
USS Absecon (AVP 23)Cdr.Seaplane tender28 Jan 194326 Jul 1943 (2)
USS Core (CVE 13)T/Capt.Escort carrier12 Oct 19444 Sep 1945 (3)

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Seaplane tender USS Absecon (AVP 23)

13 Mar 1943
USS Absecon picks up 7 survivors from the Honduran merchant Olancho that was torpedoed and sunk on 11 March about 30 nautical miles west of Cape San Antonio, Cuba in position 22°08'N, 85°14'W by German U-boat U-183.

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