Lawson Paterson Ramage, USN

Born  19 Jan 1909Monroe Bridge, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Died  15 Apr 1990(81)Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA


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Ranks

12 Jan 1939 Lt.
  Lt.Cdr.
1 Nov 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Aug/Feb 43 Navy Cross (1)
Mar/May 44 Navy Cross (1)
31 Jul 1944 Medal of Honor

Warship Commands listed for Lawson Paterson Ramage, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Trout (202)Lt.SubmarineJun 19424 May 1943
USS Parche (384)T/Cdr.Submarine20 Nov 194311 Dec 1944

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Trout (202)


27 Aug 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Truk in the Caroline Islands.

21 Sep 1942 (position 6.54, 151.51)
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary net layer Koei Maru (863 GRT) south of Truk in position 06°54'N, 151°51'E.

28 Sep 1942 (position 6.59, 151.45)
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese escort carrier Taiyo (offsite link) east of Truk in position 06°59'N, 151°45'E.

3 Oct 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) is damaged by a Japanese aerial bomb off Truk. She is forced to terminate her patrol as both her periscopes are out of action.

13 Oct 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) ended her 5th war patrol at Brisbane, Australia.

26 Oct 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) departed from Brisbane for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Solomons Islands area.

23 Nov 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) ended her 6th war patrol at Brisbane.

29 Dec 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) departed Fremantle for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

11 Jan 1943 (position 4.24, 113.51)
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese tanker Kyokuko Maru (17549 GRT) off Miri, Borneo in position 04°24'N, 113°51'E.

18 Jan 1943 (position 12.37, 109.30)
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) sank two Japanese sampans with gunfire off the coast off Indo-China in position 12°37'N, 109°30'E.

21 Jan 1943 (position 11.25, 109.22)
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Eifuku Maru (3520 GRT) off the coast of Indo-China in position 11°25'N, 109°22'E.

7 Feb 1943 (position 4.31, 114.52)
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese tanker Nisshin Maru (16801 GRT) off Miri, Borneo in position 04°31'N, 114°52'E.

14 Feb 1943 (position -4.11, 117.45)
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Hirotama Maru (1911 GRT) at the south entrance to Makassar Strait in position 04°11'S, 117°45'E. Trout surfaces to sink the ship with gunfire but 7 of her crew were wounded by gunfire from the Japanese ship. Lt.Cdr. Ramage then decided to finish off the Japanese ship with a torpedo.

25 Feb 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) ended her 7th war patrol at Fremantle.

22 Mar 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) left Fremantle for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to lay mines in the Api Passage north of Borneo.

7 Apr 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) lays her mines off Sarawak, Borneo.

3 May 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) ended her 8th war patrol at Fremantle.


Submarine USS Parche (384)


31 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Parche (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage, USN) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island from Portsmouth, New Hampshire for her torpedo trials.

22 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Parche departed New London for Key West, Florida.

28 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Parche arrived at Key West, Florida for duty with the Fleet Sound School.

29 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Parche conducted exercises off Key West.

31 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Parche conducted exercises off Key West.

1 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Parche conducted exercises off Key West.

2 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Parche conducted exercises off Key West.

3 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Parche conducted exercises off Key West.

4 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Parche conducted exercises off Key West.

5 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Parche conducted exercises off Key West.

7 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Parche conducted exercises off Key West.

8 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Parche conducted exercises off Key West.

9 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Parche is put on the slipway at Key West.

10 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Parche is put back in the water.

11 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Parche departed Key West, Florida for the Panama Canal Zone.

6 Mar 1944
With her trials and initial training completed USS Parche (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

29 Mar 1944
USS Parche (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Luzon Strait.

4 May 1944 (position 20.48, 118.03)
USS Parche (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ships Shoryu Maru (6475 GRT) and Taiyoku Maru (5244 GRT) west of Luzon Strait in position 20°48'N, 118°03'E.

23 May 1944
USS Parche (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

17 Jun 1944
USS Parche (Cdr. L.P. Ramage) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol in Luzon Strait.

24 Jun 1944
USS Parche (Cdr. L.P. Ramage) sank a Japanese guard boat with gunfire in the North Pacific Ocean in position 30°14'N, 152°33'E.

29 Jul 1944 (position 19.08, 120.51)
While operating near the Bashi Channel off the north-west coast of Luzon USS Parche (Cdr. L.P. Ramage) torpedoed and sank the Japanese Army cargo ship Manko Maru (4471 GRT) in position 19°08'N, 120°51'E, the Japanese merchant tanker Koei Maru (10238 GRT) in position 19°00'N, 122°55'E, and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant tanker Ogura Maru No.1 (7270 GRT) in position 19°10'N, 120°58'E, and the Japanese army cargo ship Fuso Maru (8195 GRT). Parche also teams up with USS Steelhead to sink the Japanese army cargo ship Yoshino Maru (8990 GRT) in position 19°05'N, 120°50'E.

5 Aug 1944
USS Parche (Cdr. L.P. Ramage) called at Saipan. She departed from bound for Pearl Harbor the next day.

16 Aug 1944
USS Parche (Cdr. L.P. Ramage) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

10 Sep 1944
USS Parche (Cdr. L.P. Ramage) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Philippines and in Luzon Strait.

2 Dec 1944
USS Parche (Cdr. L.P. Ramage) ended her 3rd war patrol at Midway.

11 Dec 1944
Lt.Cdr. W.W. McCrory takes over command from Cdr. L.P. Ramage.


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