Richard Eugene Nichols, USN

Born  4 Dec 1911


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Ranks

1 Feb 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Richard Eugene Nichols, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Bashaw (241)Submarine25 Oct 194315 Jan 1945

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Submarine USS Bashaw (241)


8 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Nichols, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Key West, Florida.

15 Dec 1943
USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Nichols, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida for duty with the Fleet Sound School.

16 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bashaw conducted exercises off Key West.

17 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bashaw conducted exercises off Key West.

18 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bashaw conducted exercises off Key West.

20 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bashaw conducted exercises off Key West.

21 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bashaw conducted exercises off Key West.

22 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bashaw conducted exercises off Key West.

23 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bashaw conducted exercises off Key West.

24 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bashaw conducted exercises off Key West.

27 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bashaw conducted exercises off Key West.

28 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bashaw conducted exercises off Key West.

29 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bashaw conducted exercises off Key West.

30 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bashaw conducted exercises off Key West.

31 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bashaw conducted exercises off Key West.

1 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bashaw conducted exercises off Key West.

3 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bashaw conducted exercises off Key West.

4 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bashaw conducted exercises off Key West.

5 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bashaw conducted exercises off Key West.

6 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bashaw conducted exercises off Key West.

7 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bashaw conducted exercises off Key West.

8 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bashaw conducted exercises off Key West.

9 Jan 1944
USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. Richard E. Nichols) departed from Key West bound for the Panama Canal Zone.

3 Mar 1944
USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Nichols) arrived at Milne Bay, New Guinea.

10 Mar 1944
USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Nichols) departed from Milne Bay for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Palau.

21 Mar 1944 (position 6.58, 136.29)
USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Nichols) torpedoed the Japanese salvage/repair ship Uragami maru (4317 GRT) south-east of Palau in position 06°58'N, 136°29'E. The Uragami Maru sustains moderate damage and makes port.

27 Apr 1944 (position 3.20, 131.35)
USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Nichols) sank a Japanese trawler and damaged three others with gunfire east-north-east of Halmahera in position 03°20'N, 131°35'E.

10 May 1944
USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Nichols) ended her 1st war patrol at Brisbane, Australia.

27 May 1944
USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Nichols) departed from Brisbane for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of the Philippines.

25 Jun 1944 (position 3.28, 127.06)
USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Nichols) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Yamamiya Maru (6440 GRT) between Talaud Island and Halmahera in position 03°28'N, 127°06'E. The damaging of a second ship, claimed to have been of 4400 tgr, is unconfirmed.

16 Jul 1944
USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Nichols) ended her 2nd war patrol at Manus.

7 Aug 1944
USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Nichols) departed from Manus for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Mindanao, Philippines.

8 Sep 1944 (position 8.10, 121.48)
USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Nichols) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Yanagigawa Maru (2813 GRT) in the Sulu Sea west of Mindanao, Philippines in position 08°10'N, 121°48'E.
The freighter Ryuka Maru (size unknown) was also damaged at this time. There is no claim on Bashaw's part for this vessel, but she was in the same convoy and there was no other sub attack at this time.

9 Sep 1944
Still operating in the same area as above, USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. Richard E. Nichols) claims the sinking of a 200-ton coaster by gunfire. This target remains unidentified.

4 Oct 1944
USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Nichols) ended her 3rd war patrol at Brisbane.

27 Oct 1944
USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Nichols) departed from Brisbane for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

21 Nov 1944 (position 10.30, 115.08)
While on patrol in the South China Sea with a submarine group, USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Nichols) attacked a convoy at 1700 hrs. She hit the Japanese cargo ship Gyosan maru (5698 GRT), with a single at position 10°30'N, 115°08'E. The ship remained afloat but was derelict. She was further hit by USS Flounder at 1800 hrs and lost her stern. She was run ashore on the NE corner of NanShan island and was abandoned, later she was completely destroyed by a torpedo from USS Guavina on 23 November.

14 Dec 1944
While on patrol off Camranh Bay, French Indochina, USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Nichols) sighted the Japanese hybrid battleship/carriers Ise and Hyuga (both offsite links) but was unable to reach a firing position.

31 Dec 1944
USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Nichols) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.


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