Moore, Samuel Nobre, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1942, USS Quincy (CA-39)
Service Years
1913 - 1942

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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Washington D.C.
Last Address
3107 Circle Hill Rd
Alexandria, VA

Casualty Date
Aug 09, 1942
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11 863

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World War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  1942, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

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Last Known Activity

On August 9, 1942, USS Quincy (CA-39), along with sister ships USS Astoria (CA-34) and USS Vincennes (CA-44), had seen aircraft flares dropped over other ships in the task force, and had just sounded general quarters and was coming alert when the searchlights from the Japanese column came on. Quincy's captain, Samuel N. Moore, gave the order to commence firing, but the gun crews were not ready. Within a few minutes, Quincy was caught in a crossfire between Aoba, Furutaka, and TenryĆ«, and was hit heavily and set afire. Quincy's captain ordered his cruiser to charge towards the eastern Japanese column, but as she turned to do so Quincy was hit by two torpedoes from TenryĆ«, causing severe damage. Quincy managed to fire a few main gun salvos, one of which hit Chokai's chart room 6 meters (20 ft) from Admiral Mikawa and killed or wounded 36 men, although Mikawa was not injured. At 02:10, incoming shells killed or wounded almost all of Quincy's bridge crew, including the captain. At 02:16, the cruiser was hit by a torpedo from Aoba, and the ship's remaining guns were silenced. Quincy sustained many direct hits which left 370 men dead and 167 wounded. She sank, bow first, at 02:38, being the first ship sunk in the area which was later known as Ironbottom Sound.
CAPT Moore was killed in action. He was originally buried overseas (location unknown). In 1948, his remains were returned to his family for burial in the US.
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 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Canopus (AS-9)USS Lamberton (DD-119)US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Naval War College (Staff)CNO - OPNAVUSS Quincy (CA-39)
  1913-1913, USS South Dakota (ACR-9)
  1914-1914, USS Chester (CL-1)
  1914-1915, USS Hopkins (DD-6)
  1915-1917, USS Nicholson (DD-52)
  1917-1918, USS Michigan (BB-27)
  1918-1919, USS Minnesota (BB-22)
  1920-1920, USS Jacob Jones (DD-130)
  1922-1923, USS Flusser (DD-289)
  1923-1925, 1st Naval District
  1925-1926, USS Macleish (DD-220)
  1925-1927, Naval Station Tutuila, American Somoa
  1926-1927, USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1928-1929, USS Macleish (DD-220)
  1929-1930, USS Hazelwood (DD-107)
  1931-1932, USS Lamberton (DD-119)
  1932-1934, USS Omaha (CL-4)
  1934-1936, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1936-1937, Naval War College (Staff)
  1937-1937, USS Hatfield (DD-231)
  1938-1938, USS Reuben James (DD-245)
  1939-1939, USS Hopkins (DD-249)
  1940-1941, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, CNO - OPNAV
  1942-1942, USS Quincy (CA-39)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1914-1914 US Occupation of Veracruz
  1917-1918 World War I
  1939-1939 Neutrality Operations in the North Atlantic
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings/Battle of Savo Island
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyUnited States Naval Academy
  1909-1913, United States Naval Academy
  1920-1921, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Samuel Nobre Moore
  Arlington National Cemetery1
  Jun 07, 1916, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Aug 31, 1917, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Jun 05, 1924, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Jun 30, 1934, Promoted to Commander
  Jul 01, 1940, Promoted to Captain
  Aug 09, 2016, General Photos1
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