Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats


Ashton Bernard Smith

USN. American

Born  19 Feb 1890La Grange, GA

Roster information listed for Ashton Bernard Smith


ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
USS Salinas (AO 19)Fleet oilerLieutenant Commander30 Oct 1941U-106

Personal information

Award Citation as published in February 1942:

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Commander Ashton Bernard Smith, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism, as Executive Officer of the Navy Fleet Oiler USS Salinas (AO 19), in operating the carbon dioxide fire extinguishing system after the first torpedo struck the ship on 30 October 1941, and, after being injured by the explosion of the second torpedo, in giving the necessary orders to the crew of that vessel to keep her afloat and at the same time open fire on the attacking submarine.


Do you have additional information on this person?
If you wish to add information to this person the following would be helpful (if missing): nationality, name, dob, place of birth, service (merchant marine, ...), rank or job on board specific ship. We have place for a photo as well if provided. You can send the information here.

Crew list for Ships hit by U-boats