Clark, Albert Hobbs, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1940-1944, USS Trout (SS-202)
Service Years
1929 - 1944
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
Maine
Maine
Year of Birth
1910
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Norway, ME
Last Address
Washington, DC

Casualty Date
Feb 29, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Last Known Activity


USS Trout (SS-202) began her 11th war patrol on 8 February 1944. She was enroute to the East China Sea. On 29 February a Japanese convoy was attacked in the area assigned to Trout, and one ship was sunk, and another severely damaged. Trout was never heard from again, and may have been sunk by one of the convoy's escorts. Lieutenant Commander Clark was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 14 April 1946.

   
Comments/Citation
SILVER STAR

Awarded for actions during the World War II
 

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star (Army Award) to Lieutenant Albert Hobbs Clark (NSN: 072451), United States Navy, for gallantry in action and participation in the accomplishment of an unusual and hazardous mission for the War Department in enemy-controlled waters during January - March 1942, while a member of the crew of the U.S.S. TROUT (SS-202). Carrying a heavy load of anti-aircraft ammunition urgently needed by the beleaguered forces of General Douglas MacArthur in the Philippine Islands, the U.S.S. TROUT departed from Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, for Corregidor Island, Manila Bay, at 0900 on 12 January 1942, refueling at Midway Island on 16 January 1942. The U.S.S. TROUT proceeded on the surface until 21 January, traveling submerged thereafter during daylight hours. At 0230 on 27 January 1942, an unsuccessful night attack was made on a lighted vessel, resulting in the U.S.S. TROUT being chased by the vessel at such speed as to for the TROUT to dive in order to escape. On 3 February 1942, after dark, the TROUT made rendezvous off Corregidor with an escort motor torpedo boat. The TROUT then followed the escort at high speed through a winding passage in a mine field to South Dock, Corregidor Island, where she unloaded 3500 rounds of anti-aircraft artillery ammunition for the Army Forces defending Bataan Peninsula and Corregidor. Twenty tons of gold and silver, securities, diplomatic and United States mail and two additional torpedoes were loaded on the TROUT for the return voyage. The TROUT cleared the Corregidor dock at 0300, 4 February and bottomed in Manila Bay during daylight on 4 February. Surfacing that night, additional securities and mail were loaded before the TROUT departed from Manila Bay through the mine field. On the return trip one enemy merchant vessel and one patrol vessel were attacked and sunk. The U.S.S. TROUT arrived at Pearl Harbor on 3 March 1942, after 51 days at sea.
General Orders: Headquarters, Hawaiian Department, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 39 (March 17, 1942)
Action Date: January 12 - March 3, 1942
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant
Division: U.S.S. Trout (SS-202)

   
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 Duty Stations
US NavyNAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Trout (SS-202)
  1934-1935, USS Chester (CA-27)
  1935-1937, USS Southard (DD-207)
  1937-1937, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1937-1940, USS S-25 (SS-130)
  1940-1944, USS Trout (SS-202)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 USS Trout (SS-202)/USS TROUT (SS-202) 1st War Patrol
  1942-1942 USS Trout (SS-202)/USS TROUT (SS-202) 2nd War Patrol
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/USS Trout (SS-202) Transfer of Philippine Gold
  1942-1942 USS Trout (SS-202)/USS TROUT (SS-202) 3rd War Patrol
  1942-1942 USS Trout (SS-202)/USS TROUT (SS-202) 4th War Patrol
  1943-1944 USS Trout (SS-202)
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United States Naval Academy
  1929-1933, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  USS Trout1
  May 29, 1937, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  May 01, 1941, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Oct 01, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
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