Robert Hamilton Close, USN

Born  11 Mar 1913Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York, USA
Died  19 Mar 1994(81)


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Ranks

1 Feb 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Robert Hamilton Close, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Pilotfish (386)Submarine16 Dec 19431 Oct 1944

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Pilotfish (386)


29 Mar 1944
USS Pilotfish (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Close) departed from New London bound for Pearl Harbor.

16 May 1944
USS Pilotfish (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Close) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol west of the Mariana Islands.

4 Jul 1944
USS Pilotfish (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Close) ended her 1st war patrol at Majuro.

27 Jul 1944
USS Pilotfish (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Close) departed from Majuro for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of the Bonin Islands.

1 Sep 1944 (position 30.32, 140.55)
USS Pilotfish (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Close) possibly sank the Japanese auxiliary vessel Ina Maru (853 GRT) north-northwest of Chichi Jima in position 30°32'N, 140°55'E.

14 Sep 1944
USS Pilotfish (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Close) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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