Richard Cross Lake, USN

Born  9 Jul 1906


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Ranks

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

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Richard Cross Lake, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-40 (145)SubmarineJan 1939late 1940
USS S-14 (119)SubmarineJan 1941Mar 1942
USS Albacore (218)Submarine1 Jun 194212 Jun 1943

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Albacore (218)


16 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Lake, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

25 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Lake, USN) arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone from New London, Connecticut.

28 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Lake, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

28 Aug 1942
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. Richard Cross Lake) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol, and was ordered to patrol off Truk.

13 Sep 1942
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Lake) made a periscope attack against a freighter estimated at 8000 brt, claiming one torpedo hit. This was not confirmed post-war.

1 Oct 1942
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Lake) made a torpedo attack against an oiler, estimated at 6000 tgr, claiming 2 hits, this was not confirmed post-war.

10 Oct 1942
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Lake) made a torpedo attack against a freighter estimated at 4000 tgr, claiming one hit. This was not confirmed post-war.

20 Oct 1942
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Lake) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

11 Nov 1942
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Lake) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the New Britain / New Guinea area.

18 Dec 1942 (position -5.12, 145.56)
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Lake) torpedoed and sank the Japanese light cruiser Tenryu (3948 tons) (offsite link) off Madang harbour, eastern New Guinea in position 05°12'S, 145°56'E, and attacked but misses the Japanese armed merchant cruiser Gokoku Maru (10438 GRT, offsite link) in position 05°10'S, 145°57'E. Albacore survives the counterattacks by the escorting destroyers Suzukaze and Isonami (both offsite links) but sustains severe damage.

30 Dec 1942
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Lake) ended her 2nd war patrol at Brisbane, Australia.

20 Jan 1943
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Lake) departed from Brisbane for her 3th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off New Guinea.

20 Feb 1943 (position -0.50, 146.06)
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. Richard Cross Lake) attacked Japanese warships, torpedoing and sinking the Japanese destroyer Oshio (offsite link) about 140 nautical miles north-north-west of Manus, Admiralty Islands in position 00°50'S, 146°06'E.

11 Mar 1943
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Lake) ended her 3rd war patrol at Brisbane.

6 Apr 1943
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Lake) departed from Brisbane for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Solomon Islands / Bismarck Islands / New Guinea area.

26 May 1943
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Lake) ended her 4rd war patrol at Brisbane.


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