Melvin Hultquist Dry, USN

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Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.
  Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Melvin Hultquist Dry, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Searaven (196)Lt.Cdr.Submarine9 Oct 194320 Oct 1944
USS Pomodon (486)Cdr.Submarine9 Nov 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Searaven (196)


25 Nov 1943 (position 8.22, 158.00)
While on her 9th war patrol USS Searaven (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Dry) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet tanker Toa Maru (10050 GRT, offsite link) north of Ponape in position 08°22'N, 158°00'E.

6 Dec 1943
USS Searaven (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Dry) ended her 9th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

17 Jan 1944
USS Searaven (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Dry) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Marshall and Mariana Islands area.

3 Mar 1944
USS Searaven (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Dry) ended her 10th war patrol at Midway.

26 Mar 1944
USS Searaven (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Dry) departed from Midway for her 11th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Bonin Islands.

17 Apr 1944 (position 26.01, 142.14)
USS Searaven (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Dry) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary minesweeper Noshiro Maru No.2 (216 GRT) about 120 nautical miles south of Haha Jima, Bonin Islands in position 26°01'N, 142°14'E.

9 May 1944
USS Searaven (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Dry) ended her 11th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She now underwent a refit.

21 Sep 1944 (position 49.13, 145.30)
USS Searaven (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Dry) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Rizan Maru (4850 GRT) off Etorofu, Kuril Islands in position 49°13'N, 145°30'E.

25 Sep 1944 (position 44.40, 146.50)
USS Searaven (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Dry) attacked Japanese small craft off the southwest tip of Etorofu, Kuril Islands in position 44°40'N, 146°50'E. In all she sank two trawlers and 8 sampans with gunfire.

27 Sep 1944 (position 45.44, 148.41)
USS Searaven (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Dry) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese destroyer Momi (offsite link) off Etorofu, Kuril Islands in position 45°44'N, 148°41'E.


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