Francis Albert Greenup, USN

Born  17 Oct 1913
Died  12 Dec 1982(69)


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Ranks

15 Mar 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Francis Albert Greenup, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Seal (183)SubmarineDec 1942Jan 1943
USS Hardhead (365)T/Cdr.Submarine11 Oct 194417 Jul 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Hardhead (365)


24 Oct 1944
USS Hardhead (Cmdr Francis Albert Greenup) departed from Fremantle for her 2nd war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the Philippines.

8 Nov 1944 (position 13.30, 119.25)
USS Hardhead (Cdr. F.A. Greenup) torpedoed and sank the Japanese tanker Manei Maru (5266 BRT) about 90 nautical miles southwest of Manila, Philippines in position 13°30'N, 119°25'E.

25 Nov 1944 (position 14.33, 119.51)
USS Hardhead (Cdr. F.A. Greenup) torpedoed and sank the Japanese corvette Kaibokan 38 (740 tons, offsite link) about 60 nautical miles west of Manila, Philippines in position 14°33'N, 119°51'E.

5 Dec 1944
USS Hardhead (Cdr. F.A. Greenup) ended her 2nd war patrol at Fremantle.

24 Dec 1944
USS Hardhead (Cdr. F.A. Greenup) departed from Fremantle for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

2 Feb 1945 (position 5.40, 103.17)
USS Hardhead (Cdr. F.A. Greenup) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tanker Nanshin Maru No.19 (834 GRT) off the east coast of Malaya in position 05°40'N, 103°17'E.

15 Feb 1945
USS Hardhead (Cdr. F.A. Greenup) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle.

20 Mar 1945
USS Hardhead (Cdr. F.A. Greenup) departed from Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Siam.

2 Apr 1945
USS Hardhead (Cdr. F.A. Greenup) lays mines off Cape Camau, French Indo-China.

6 Apr 1945 (position 9.37, 102.48)
USS Hardhead (Cdr. F.A. Greenup) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Araosan Maru (6886 GRT) in the Gulf of Siam in position 09°37'N, 102°48'E.

11 Apr 1945
USS Hardhead (Cdr. F.A. Greenup) enters Subic Bay in the Philippines to reload torpedoes, stores and fuel.

15 Apr 1945
USS Hardhead (Cdr. F.A. Greenup) departed from Subic Bay to resume her 4th war patrol.

22 Apr 1945 (position 10.25, 99.24)
USS Hardhead (Cdr. F.A. Greenup) sank two small Japanese vessels with gunfire in the gulf of Siam in position 10°25'N, 99°24'E.

16 May 1945
USS Hardhead (Cdr. F.A. Greenup) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

18 Jun 1945
USS Hardhead (Cdr. F.A. Greenup) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Java Sea.

23 Jun 1945 (position -5.44, 114.16)
While operating in the Java Sea USS Hardhead (Cmdr Francis Albert Greenup) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Cha 42 (130 tons) in position 05°44'S, 114°16'E. Hardhead also sank the Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Cha 113 (180 tons) and Shuttle Boat No. 833 (200 BRT) in position 05°45'S, 114°16'E.

17 Jul 1945
USS Hardhead (Cdr. F.A. Greenup) ended her 5th war patrol at Onslow, Australia.


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