Laurance Toombs Du Bose, USN
|Born||21 May 1893||Washington, D.C.|
Retired: 1 Jun 1955
Warship Commands listed for Laurance Toombs Du Bose, USN
|USS Portland (CA 33)||Capt.||Heavy cruiser||16 May 1942||20 Apr 1943|
|USS Portland (CA 33)||T/R.Adm.||Heavy cruiser||5 May 1943||7 May 1943|
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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