Norvell Gardner Ward, USN

Born  30 Dec 1912Indian Head, Maryland


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Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

Jun/Jul 43 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Norvell Gardner Ward, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Guardfish (217)Lt.Cdr.Submarine18 May 194327 Oct 1944

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Submarine USS Guardfish (217)


13 Jun 1943 (position -3.08, 151.24)
USS Guardfish (Lt.Cdr. N.G. Ward) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Suzuya Maru (897 GRT) off the southwest coast of New Ireland in position 03°08'S, 151°24'E.

14 Jul 1943
USS Guardfish (Lt.Cdr. N.G. Ward) picked up a surveying party on the west coast of Bougainville.

2 Aug 1943
USS Guardfish (Lt.Cdr. N.G. Ward) ended her 5th war patrol at Brisbane.

24 Aug 1943
USS Guardfish (Lt.Cdr. N.G. Ward) departed from Brisbane for her 6th war patrol. Once again she was ordered the Bismarck Archipelago and Solomon Islands area.

8 Oct 1943 (position -0.20, 146.17)
USS Guardfish (Lt.Cdr. N.G. Ward) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Kashu Maru (5460 GRT) north of Manus in position 00°20'S, 146°17'E.

3 Nov 1943
USS Guardfish (Lt.Cdr. N.G. Ward) ended her 6th war patrol at Brisbane.

27 Dec 1943
USS Guardfish (Lt.Cdr. N.G. Ward) departed from Brisbane for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Truk.

14 Jan 1944 (position 5.23, 141.32)
USS Guardfish (Lt.Cdr. N.G. Ward) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet tanker Kenyo Maru (10024 GRT, offsite link) some 520 nautical miles east-south-east of Palau in position 05°23'N, 141°32'E.

1 Feb 1944 (position 7.11, 151.44)
USS Guardfish (Lt.Cdr. N.G. Ward) torpedoed and sank the Japanese destroyer Umikaze (offsite link) off the southern entrance to Truk Atoll in position 07°11'N, 151°44'E.

18 Feb 1944
USS Guardfish (Lt.Cdr. N.G. Ward) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was now sent to San Francisco for an overhaul.

16 Jun 1944
With her overhaul completed USS Guardfish (Lt.Cdr. N.G. Ward) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Formosa together with USS Thresher and USS Piranha.

16 Jul 1944 (position 19.21, 119.43)
USS Guardfish (Lt.Cdr. N.G. Ward) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ships Mantai Maru (5862 GRT, built 1919) and Jinzan Maru (5215 GRT, built 1919) off Cape Bojeador, Luzon, Philippines in position 19°21'N, 119°43'E.

17 Jul 1944 (position 18.21, 119.49)
USS Guardfish (Lt.Cdr. N.G. Ward) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Hiyama Maru (2838 GRT, built ????) west of Luzon, Philippines in position 18°21'N, 119°49'E.

19 Jul 1944 (position 20.00, 118.29)
USS Guardfish (Lt.Cdr. N.G. Ward) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Teiryu Maru (6512 GRT, built 1915) in the South China Sea, south-west of Formosa in position 20°00'N, 118°29'E.

31 Jul 1944
USS Guardfish (Lt.Cdr. N.G. Ward) ended her 8th war patrol at Midway.

23 Aug 1944
USS Guardfish (Lt.Cdr. N.G. Ward) departed from Midway for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan together with USS Thresher and USS Sunfish.

2 Sep 1944 (position 29.48, 140.20)
USS Guardfish (Lt.Cdr. N.G. Ward) sank the Japanese merchant Shirakami Maru (873 GRT) with gunfire north of Chichi Jima in position 29°48'N, 140°20'E.

24 Oct 1944
USS Guardfish (Lt.Cdr. N.G. Ward) ended her 9th war patrol at Guam.


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