John Randolph Waterman, USN

Born  24 May 1905Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died  21 Dec 1979(74)Montgomery, Alabama, USA

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30 Jun 1936 Lt.
1 Jan 1942 Lt.Cdr.
20 Mar 1945 T/Capt.


Warship Commands listed for John Randolph Waterman, USN

USS S-45 (156)Lt.Submarine29 Jun 193729 May 1940
USS Barb (220)Lt.Cdr.Submarine19 Jun 194226 Mar 1943
USS Barb (220)Lt.Cdr.Submarine14 May 194328 Apr 1944

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Submarine USS Barb (220)

20 Oct 1942
With her trials and training completed USS Barb (Lt.Cdr. John R. Waterman) departed from New London bound for the north-west coast of Africa. Barb was to take part in the landing in North Africa.

25 Nov 1942
USS Barb (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Waterman) arrived at Rosneath, Scotland

24 Jul 1943
After making another 4 unsuccessful war patrols in European waters USS Barb (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Waterman) enters the submarine base at New London for an overhaul before being sent to the Pacific.

15 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Barb (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Waterman, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

30 Sep 1943
USS Barb (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Waterman) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

24 Nov 1943
USS Barb (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Waterman) ended her 6th war patrol at Midway. Barb is now ordered to proceed to the Mare Island Navy Yard for an overhaul.

2 Mar 1944
With her overhaul completed USS Barb (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Waterman) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Philippine Sea.

28 Mar 1944 (position 24.25, 131.11)
USS Barb (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Waterman) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Fukusei Maru (2219 GRT) off Rasa Island in position 24°25'N, 131°11'E.

25 Apr 1944
USS Barb (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Waterman) ended her 7th war patrol at Midway.

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