Charlton Lewis Murphy, USN

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Ranks

2 Jun 1935 Lt.(j.g.)
1 Oct 1939 Lt.
15 Jun 1942 T/Lt.Cdr.
18 Nov 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Dec/Feb 44 Navy Cross (1)
Apr/May 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Charlton Lewis Murphy, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS R-7 (84)Lt.Submarine22 Jul 1940Nov 1940
USS R-7 (84)Lt.SubmarineMay 1942Mar 1943
USS Sturgeon (187)T/Cdr.Submarine6 Aug 1943Nov 1944
USS Carbonero (337)T/Cdr.Submarine7 Feb 194528 Dec 1945 (2)

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Submarine USS R-7 (84)


31 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-7 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Bermuda for an overhaul.

4 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-7 departed New London, Connecticut for Bermuda via patrol station about 300 nautical miles north of Bermuda.

28 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-7 departed Bermuda for New London, Connecticut.


Submarine USS Sturgeon (187)


29 Aug 1943
USS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. Charlton Lewis Murphy, Jr.) departed from Midway for her 8th war patrol.

23 Oct 1943
USS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. C.L. Murphy, Jr) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

13 Dec 1943
USS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. C.L. Murphy, Jr) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

11 Jan 1944 (position 32.56, 132.02)
USS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. C.L. Murphy, Jr) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Erie Maru (5493 GRT) about 20 nautical 20 miles east of Saeki, Kyushu, Japan in position 32°56'N, 132°02'E.

16 Jan 1944 (position 32.15, 132.29)
USS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. Charlton Lewis Murphy, Jr.) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese destroyer Suzutsuki (offsite link) in the Bungo Channel in position 32°15'N, 132°29'E. Suzutsuki is hit by two torpedoes. The bow and the stern were blown off. 135 members of her crew, including the captain, were killed. Suzutsuki was out of action until October 1944.

24 Jan 1944 (position 32.28, 132.23)
USS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. C.L. Murphy, Jr) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Chosen Maru (3110 GRT) off Bungo Suido, Japan in position 32°28'N, 132°23'E.

5 Feb 1944
USS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. C.L. Murphy, Jr) ended her 9th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

8 Apr 1944
USS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. C.L. Murphy, Jr) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol near Marcus Island.

11 May 1944 (position 29.41, 141.35)
USS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. C.L. Murphy, Jr) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Seiryu Maru (1904 GRT) about 140 nautical miles north of Chichi Jima in position 29°41'N, 141°35'E.

28 May 1944
USS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. C.L. Murphy, Jr) ended her 10th war patrol at Midway.

10 Jun 1944
USS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. C.L. Murphy, Jr) leaves Midway for her 11th and last war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters off the Ryukyu Islands.

29 Jun 1944 (position 27.47, 129.05)
USS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. C.L. Murphy, Jr) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Toyama Maru (7089 GRT) in the Nansei Shoto, off Taira Jima, Japan in position 27°47'N, 129°05'E.

3 Jul 1944 (position 28.58, 129.51)
USS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. C.L. Murphy, Jr) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Tairin Maru (6862 GRT) north of the Nansei Shoto, Japan in position 28°58'N, 129°51'E.

5 Aug 1944
USS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. C.L. Murphy, Jr) ended her 11th and final war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was now assigned to training duties.


Submarine USS Carbonero (337)


21 Feb 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Newport, Rhode Island for her torpedo trials.

26 Feb 1945
With her torpedo trials completed, USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN), returned to New London, Connecticut.

27 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Frost (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Ritchie, USNR), USS Huse (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Batcheller, USN), and USS Inch (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Tufts, USNR).

28 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Frost (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Ritchie, USNR), USS Huse (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Batcheller, USN), and USS Inch (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Tufts, USNR).

21 Mar 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) departed from New London, Connecticut bound for Key West, Florida.

27 Mar 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida for services with the Fleet Sound School.

28 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

29 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

30 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

31 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

3 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

4 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

5 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

6 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

7 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

9 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

11 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

12 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) departed Key West for the Panama Canal Zone.

16 Apr 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

19 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR).

20 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR).

21 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR).

22 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR).

25 Apr 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) departed Balboa, Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

9 May 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

16 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Whitman (Lt. E.A. Sandor, USNR) and USS J. Douglas Blackwood (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Johnston, USNR).

17 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS J. Douglas Blackwood (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Johnston, USNR) and USS Apogon (Cdr. A.C. House Jr., USN).

18 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS J. Douglas Blackwood (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Johnston, USNR) and USS Apogon (Cdr. A.C. House Jr., USN).

20 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Howard (Lt.Cdr. O.F. Salvia, USN) and USS Dentuda (Cdr. J.S. McCain, Jr., USN).

21 May 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Wileman (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Tanner, Jr., USNR), USS PC-599, USS Whale (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Carde, 3rd., USN) and USS Dentuda (Cdr. J.S. McCain, Jr., USN).

22 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Wileman (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Tanner, Jr., USNR), USS PC-599, USS Whale (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Carde, 3rd., USN) and USS Dentuda (Cdr. J.S. McCain, Jr., USN).

26 May 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Formosa (lifeguard duties).

For daily positions of USS Carbonero during this patrol see the map below.

6 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) arrived at Saipan to top off with fuel.

7 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) departed Saipan for her patrol area. She was escorted out by USS LCI(L)-89 (Lt.(jg) J.J. Doherty, USNR).

13 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) arrived in her patrol area.

6 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) departed her patrol area for Subic Bay, Philippines.

8 Jul 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) ended her 1st war patrol at Subic Bay, Philippines. She was escorted in by USS Johnnie Hutchins (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Godsey, USNR).

At Subic Bay she was refitted by USS Howard W. Gilmore and a relief crew of Submarine Division 222.

31 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Subic Bay.

4 Aug 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) departed from Subic Bay for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Siam.

For daily positions of USS Carbonero during this patrol see the map below.

10 Aug 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) sank three small vessels with gunfire off the east coast of Malaya.

(All times are zone I, -9)
0126 hours - In position 04°35'N, 103°30'E contacted a small schooner at anchor. When their crew sighted us they abandoned ship.

0159 hours - In position 04°38'N, 103°30'E sighted a sampan at anchor. This crew also abondoned ship. Several 5" hits and a couple of magazines of 20mm failed to sink either of them. Left both holed and badly battered and sinking slowly. Ammunition expended; 5 rounds of 5" and 120 rounds of 20mm were fired at the schooner and 120 rounds of 20mm at the sampan.

0239 hours - Cleared the area.

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(All times are zone G, -7)

2131 hours - Made contact on a large schooner in position 04°57'N, 103°26'E. Boarded. Put the Malay / Siamese crew in their small boat then sank the schooner with two 5" hits and a few rounds of 40mm. Ammunition expended two rounds of 5" and twenty-six rounds of 40mm.

11 Aug 1945 (position 5.45, 102.42)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) sank a small vessel with gunfire off the east coast of Malaya.

(All times are zone G, -7)
2144 hours - Made radar contact on a large southbound sampan in position 05°45'N, 102°42'E. Went alongside and boarded. Cargo was sugar. Sent the crew ashore in their small boat. Sank the sampan with 40mm. Total ammunition expended ten rounds of 40mm for eight hits.

12 Aug 1945 (position 5.36, 102.53)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) sank a small vessel with gunfire off the east coast of Malaya.

(All times are zone G, -7)
0158 hours - Made contact with a large junk at anchor in position 05°36'N, 102°53'E. Boarded. Cargo was sugar. Put the crew in their small boat. Sank the junk with two hits of 5" from a range of about 500 yards. She went down like a rock. Total ammunition expended four rounds of 5" and sixty rounds of 20mm.

13 Aug 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) sank two small vessels with gunfire off the east coast of Malaya.

(All times are zone G, -7)
0356 hours - Made contact with an anchored schooner in position 05°06'N, 103°21'E. Boarded her. Cargo was sugar and betel nuts. Put the crew in a small boat. Sank the junk with three rounds of 5". All 5" rounds fired hit the target.

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2339 hours - Made contact on a schooner in position 05°51'N, 102°41'E. Boarded. Cargo was once again sugar and bound for Singora. Put the mixed crew of Malay's and Chinese in their small boat. Sank the schooner with three rounds of 5". Again all rounds of 5" fired were hits.

14 Aug 1945 (position 6.04, 102.36)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C. L. Murphy, USN) sank a small vessel with gunfire off the east coast of Malaya.

(All times are zone G, -7)
0247 hours - Made contact on a southbound junk of about 50 tons in position 06°04'N, 102°36'E. Found her loaded with rice. Put the Siamese crew in their small boat. Then sank the junk with three rounds of 5". All 5" rounds fired hit the target.

15 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C. L. Murphy, USN) is ordered to return to Subic Bay.

19 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C. L. Murphy, USN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Subic Bay.

31 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C. L. Murphy, USN) departed Subic Bay for Pearl Harbour.

14 Sep 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C. L. Murphy, USN) arrived at Pearl Harbour from Subic Bay.

15 Sep 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C. L. Murphy, USN) departed Pearl Harbour for Seatle, Washington, USA.

22 Sep 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C. L. Murphy, USN) arrived at Seattle, Washington, USA.


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