Thomas Slack Baskett, USN

Born  4 Sep 1913St. Louis, Missouri


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Ranks

6 Jun 1938 Lt.(j.g.)
1 Aug 1941 Lt.
1 May 1943 T/Lt.Cdr.
1 Mar 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Apr/May 44 Navy Cross (1)
May/Jun 45 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Thomas Slack Baskett, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-37 (142)Lt.SubmarineJul 1942Feb 1944
USS Tautog (199)T/Cdr.Submarine8 Apr 194410 Feb 1945
USS Tench (417)T/Cdr.Submarine30 Apr 194513 Jan 1946
USS Dogfish (350)T/Cdr.Submarine29 Apr 1946mid 1947

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS S-37 (142)


17 Aug 1942
USS S-37 (Lt. T.S. Baskett) departed from Brisbane for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Guadalcanal.

13 Sep 1942
USS S-37 (Lt. T.S. Baskett) ended her 6th war patrol at Brisbane.

19 Oct 1942
USS S-37 (Lt. T.S. Baskett) departed from Brisbane for her 7th (and final) war patrol. She was ordered to proceed to Noumea to make a defensive patrol in that area.

5 Nov 1942
USS S-37 (Lt. T.S. Baskett) departed from her patrol area bound for Pearl Harbor. After an overhaul at San Diego she is assigned to training duties.


Submarine USS Tautog (199)


8 Apr 1944
Lt Cmdr Thomas Slack Baskett relieves Lt Cmdr William Bernard Sieglaff as Commanding Officer of USS Tautog.

17 Apr 1944
USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) left base for her 11th war patrol. Once again her patrol area was off the Kuril Islands.

2 May 1944 (position 48.04, 153.16)
USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Ryuyo Maru (5973 GRT) off Matsuwa Jima in the Kuril Island in position 48°04'N, 153°16'E.

3 May 1944 (position 45.28, 149.56)
USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport Fushimi Maru (4935 GRT) south off Urup Island, Kuril Islands in position 45°28'N, 149°56'E.

8 May 1944 (position 41.52, 141.12)
USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) sank the Japanese transport Miyazaki Maru (3943 GRT) in the Tsugaru-Strait off Ominato, northern Honshu, Japan in position 41°52'N, 141°12'E.

12 May 1944 (position 40.01, 141.58)
USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese collier Banei Maru No.2 (1186 GRT) north-east of Honshu, Japan in position 40°01'N, 141°58'E.

21 May 1944
USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) ended her very successful 11th war patrol when she returned to base.

23 Jun 1944
USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 12th war patrol. she was to patrol in Japanese home waters of Honshu and Hokkaido.

8 Jul 1944 (position 41.17, 141.30)
USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport Matsu Maru (886 GRT) off Honshu, Japan in position 41°17'N, 141°30'E.

9 Jul 1944 (position 43.06, 144.08)
USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) sank the Japanese fishing vessel Yamata Maru (18 GRT) with gunfire south-west of Kushiro, Japan in position 43°06'N, 144°08'E.

19 Jul 1944 (position 31.30, 140.00)
USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) sank the Japanese guard ship Hokuriku Maru No.1 (148 GRT) northeast of Tori Jima in position 31°30'N, 140°00'E.

2 Aug 1944 (position 33.57, 136.20)
USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport Konei Maru (1992 GRT) off Miki Saki, Honshu, Japan in position 33°57'N, 136°20'E.

10 Aug 1944
USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) ended her 12th war patrol at Midway. She was sent to the United States for an overhaul.

17 Dec 1944
Her refit completed USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) left Pearl Harbor for her 13th war patrol. She was to patrol in the East China Sea.

17 Jan 1945 (position 31.09, 130.29)
USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fast transport T-15 (1500 GRT) off southern Kyushu, Japan in position 31°09'N, 130°29'E.

20 Jan 1945 (position 33.37, 128.40)
USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese torpedo recovery vessel Shuri Maru (1857 GRT) at the southern end of Tsushima Strait in position 33°37'N, 128°40'E.

26 Jan 1945 (position 30.00, 136.20)
USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) sank the Japanese sailing vessel Naga Maru No.11 (43 GRT) with gunfire in position 30°00'N, 136°20'E.

1 Feb 1945
USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) ended her patrol at Midway Island. She was now retired from front line service and assigned to training duties.

10 Feb 1945
Lt.Cdr. A.H. Higgs relieves Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett as Commanding Officer of USS Tautog.


Submarine USS Tench (417)


27 May 1945 (position 42.54, 144.18)
While on her 2nd war patrol USS Tench (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) sank the small Japanese merchant cargo ship Kinei Maru (100 GRT) with gunfire off Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan in position 42°54'N, 144°18'E.

30 May 1945 (position 41.19, 141.35)
While on her 2nd war patrol USS Tench (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) sank a small Japanese vessel with gunfire off the north-east coast of Honshu, Japan in position 41°19'N, 141°35'E.

2 Jun 1945 (position 41.22, 141.28)
While on her 2nd war patrol USS Tench (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Mikamasan Maru (861 GRT) south-east of Shiriyazaki, Honshu, Japan in position 41°22'N, 141°28'E.

4 Jun 1945 (position 40.54, 141.29)
While on her 2nd war patrol USS Tench (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Ryujin Maru (517 GRT) off Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan in position 40°54'N, 141°29'E.

7 Jun 1945 (position 42.41, 143.53)
While on her 2nd war patrol USS Tench (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) sank the Japanese guard boat Hanshin Maru (92 GRT) with gunfire off the east coast of Hokkaido, Japan in position 42°41'N, 143°53'E.

9 Jun 1945 (position 41.49, 141.11)
While on her 2nd war patrol USS Tench (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport Kamishika Maru (2857 GRT) off southern Hokkaido in position 41°49'N, 141°11'E.

11 Jun 1945 (position 41.15, 141.31)
While on her 2nd war patrol USS Tench (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tanker Shoei Maru No.6 (834 GRT) off the north-east coast of Honshu, Japan in position 41°15'N, 141°31'E.

12 Jun 1945 (position 39.17, 144.07)
While on her 2nd war patrol USS Tench (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) sank two Japanese trawlers with gunfire off the east coast of Honshu, Japan, one in position 39°17'N, 144°07'E and the other one in position 39°17'N, 143°30'E.

30 Jul 1945 (position 34.57, 124.59)
While on her 3rd war patrol USS Tench (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) sank a small Japanese vessel with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 34°57'N, 124°59'E.

6 Aug 1945 (position 36.07, 125.59)
While on her 3rd war patrol USS Tench (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) sank 4 Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 36°07'N, 125°59'E.

2 Sep 1945
USS Tench (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) ended her 3rd war patrol at Guam.


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