Bladen Dulany Claggett, USN

Born  18 Dec 1912Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Died  6 May 2009(96)


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Ranks

1 Mar 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Sep/Nov 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Bladen Dulany Claggett, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Dace (247)Submarine28 Dec 194321 Nov 1944

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Submarine USS Dace (247)


7 Jan 1944
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. B.D. Claggett) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol between the Bismarck Archipelago and the Caroline Islands.

27 Jan 1944 (position 3.45, 150.38)
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. B.D. Claggett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary vessel Keikai Maru (2827 GRT) south of the Caroline Islands in position 03°45'N, 150°38'E.

2 Feb 1944
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. B.D. Claggett) topped off with fuel at Tulagi and then resumes her patrol.

25 Feb 1944
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. B.D. Claggett) ended her 2nd war patrol at Milne Bay, New Guinea.

16 Mar 1944
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. B.D. Claggett) departed from Milne Bay for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of the Philippines.

13 May 1944
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. B.D. Claggett) ended her 3rd war patrol at Brisbane, Australia.

13 Jun 1944
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. B.D. Claggett) departed from Brisbane for her 4th war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol south of the Philippines.

20 Jun 1944
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. B.D. Claggett) topped up with fuel at Manus.

27 Jul 1944 (position 5.25, 121.42)
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. B.D. Claggett) torpedoed and sinks the Japanese fleet tanker Kyoei Maru No.2 (1192 GRT) about 90 nautical miles south of Zamboanga in position 05°25'N, 121°42'E.

12 Aug 1944
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. B.D. Claggett) ended her 4th war patrol at Brisbane.

1 Sep 1944
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. B.D. Claggett) departed from Brisbane for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Palawan Passage and Balabac Strait.

10 Sep 1944
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. B.D. Claggett) topped up with fuel at Darwin, Australia.

27 Sep 1944
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. B.D. Claggett) pulls into Mios Woendi to have her gyrocompass repaired.

3 Oct 1944
With the repairs to her gyrocompass completed USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. B.D. Claggett) departed from Mios Woendi.

10 Oct 1944
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. B.D. Claggett) is back in her patrol area.

14 Oct 1944 (position 6.05, 115.55)
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. B.D. Claggett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tankers Eikyo Maru (6948 GRT) and Nittetsu Maru (5993 GRT) and damaged the merchant ore carrier Taizen Maru (5396 GRT) off north Borneo in position 06°05'N, 115°55'E.

23 Oct 1944 (position 9.27, 117.23)
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. B.D. Claggett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese heavy cruiser Maya (13400 tons, offsite link) in position 09°27'N, 117°23'E.

24 Oct 1944
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. B.D. Claggett) takes on board the crew of her grounded sister ship USS Darter and then fired torpedoes at her doomed sister to scuttle her.

6 Nov 1944
USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. B.D. Claggett) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.


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