Franklin Grant Hess, USN

Born  12 Sep 1911Sacramento, California, USA
Died  11 Jan 1995(83)

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6 Jun 1935 Ens.
6 Jun 1938 Lt.(jg)
1 Jan 1942 Lt.
1 May 1943 T/Lt.Cdr.
1 Mar 1944 T/Cdr.


Warship Commands listed for Franklin Grant Hess, USN

USS Angler (240)T/Cdr.Submarine9 Jun 19449 Nov 1944

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Submarine USS Angler (240)

21 Jun 1944
USS Angler (Lt.Cdr. Franklin Grant Hess) departed from Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

24 Jun 1944
While berthing alongside a barge at Exmouth Gulf to F.G. Hess) hit an uncharted "obstacle". Due to the damage sustained Angler was forced to return to Fremantle to make repairs.

29 Jun 1944
With her repairs completed USS Angler (Lt.Cdr. F.G. Hess) once again departed from Fremantle.

26 Jul 1944 (position 18.30, 117.57)
The US submarines USS Angler (Lt.Cdr. Franklin Grant Hess), USS Flasher (Cmdr Reuben Thornton Whitaker) and USS Crevalle (Lt.Cdr. Francis David Walker, jr.), attack a convoy in the South China Sea, east of Luzon. Based on the firing sequences of the 3 subs, it is believed Angler scored a torpedo hit on the seaplane carrier Kiyokawa Maru (6863 GRT, offsite link), in position 18°30'N, 117°57'E. The ship made port with moderate damage. The matter is conjectural, since there is no possible way of determining actual hits obtained.

23 Aug 1944
USS Angler (Lt.Cdr. F.G. Hess) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

18 Sep 1944
USS Angler (Lt.Cdr. F.G. Hess) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sulu Sea.

14 Oct 1944 (position 11.53, 121.39)
USS Angler (Lt.Cdr. F.G. Hess) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Nanrei Maru (2407 GRT) in the Sulu Sea south of Tablas Strait in position 11°53'N, 121°39'E.

9 Nov 1944
USS Angler (Lt.Cdr. F.G. Hess) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.

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