Philip Harold Ross, USN

Born  19 Dec 1905


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Ranks

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

Decorations

Nov/Jan 43 Navy Cross (1)
  Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Philip Harold Ross, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-11 (116)Submarine6 Sep 1940Nov 1941
USS Halibut (232)Cdr.Submarine10 Apr 194212 Aug 1943
USS Golet (361)Cdr.Submarine8 Mar 19443 May 1944

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Halibut (232)


23 Jun 1942
USS Halibut (Cdr. P.H. Ross, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

6 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Halibut (Cdr. P.H. Ross, USN) arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

10 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Halibut (Cdr. P.H. Ross, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

27 Jul 1942
USS Halibut (Cdr. P.H. Ross) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

9 Aug 1942
USS Halibut (Cdr. P.H. Ross) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Aleutians.

23 Sep 1942
USS Halibut (Cdr. P.H. Ross) ended her 1st war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

2 Oct 1942
USS Halibut (Cdr. P.H. Ross) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 2nd war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol off the Aleutians.

31 Oct 1942
USS Halibut (Cdr. P.H. Ross) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

22 Nov 1942
USS Halibut (Cdr. P.H. Ross) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the northeast coast of Japan.

10 Dec 1942 (position 40.40, 141.58)
USS Halibut (Cdr. P.H. Ross) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese troop transport Uyo Maru (6376 GRT) off Hachinoihe, Japan in position 40°40'N, 141°58'E.

12 Dec 1942 (position 40.37, 142.40)
USS Halibut (Cdr. P.H. Ross) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Gyokusan Maru (1970 GRT) off the northeast coast of Honshu, Japan in position 40°37'N, 142°40'E.

16 Dec 1942 (position 41.18, 141.32)
USS Halibut (Cdr. P.H. Ross) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Shingo Maru (4740 GRT) off Shiraya Zaki, Honshu, Japan in position 41°18'N, 141°32'E. In the confusion that attends Halibut's attack upon Shingo Maru, the Japanese merchant cargo ship Genzan Maru (5708 GRT) is run aground, stranded, and abandoned in position 41°10'N, 141°32'E.

15 Jan 1943
USS Halibut (Cdr. P.H. Ross) ended her 3rd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

8 Feb 1943
USS Halibut (Cdr. P.H. Ross) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.

20 Feb 1943 (position 15.09, 159.30)
USS Halibut (Cdr. P.H. Ross) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Shinkoku Maru (3991 GRT) about 450 nautical miles north of Ponape in position 15°09'N, 159°30'E.

3 Mar 1943 (position 10.25, 145.25)
USS Halibut (Cdr. P.H. Ross) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese naval auxiliary Nichiyu Maru (6818 GRT) about 170 nautical miles south of Guam in position 10°25'N, 145°25'E. The Nichiyu Maru reaches Apra harbour under tow and is declared a total loss.

30 Mar 1943
USS Halibut (Cdr. P.H. Ross) ended her 4th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

10 Jun 1943
After an overhaul USS Halibut (Cdr. P.H. Ross) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Truk.

10 Jul 1943 (position 10.27, 150.50)
USS Halibut (Cdr. P.H. Ross) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese troop transport (former armed merchant cruiser) Aikoku Maru (10437 GRT, built 1941, offsite link) off Truk in position 10°27'N, 150°50'E.

28 Jul 1943
USS Halibut (Cdr. P.H. Ross) ended her 5th war patrol at Midway.


Submarine USS Golet (361)


18 Mar 1944
USS Golet (Cdr. P.H. Ross) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Kuril Islands and off southern Hokkaido and eastern Honshu.

3 May 1944
USS Golet (Cdr. P.H. Ross) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.


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