Teter, Hadley Howard, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Last Primary NEC
210X-Medical Corp Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1917-1918, 210X, USS Tampa (1912)
Service Years
1917 - 1918
Medical Corps
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Coshocton
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Sep 26, 1918
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Torpedoed
Location
North Atlantic Ocean
Conflict
World War I
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec. 4, U.S. Coast Guard Memorial south face

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 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
US Navy
  1917-1918, 210X, USS Tampa (1912)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I/Convoy Duty - Azores and Gibraltar areas
  1918-1918 World War I/Convoy Duty
 Colleges Attended 
Oberlin College
  1911-1917, Oberlin College
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
During the late afternoon of 26 September 1918, Tampa parted company with convoy HG-107, which she had just escorted into the Irish Sea from Gibraltar. Ordered to put into Milford Haven, Wales, she proceeded independently toward her destination. At 7:30 that evening, as she transited the Bristol Channel, the warship was spotted by UB-91. According to the submarine war diary entry, the U-boat dived and maneuvered into an attack position, firing one torpedo out of the stern tube at 8:15 from a range of about 550 meters. Minutes later, the torpedo hit Tampa and exploded portside amidships, throwing up a huge, luminous column of water. The water was shocked by a second detonation two minutes later, most likely caused by Tampa's depth charges reaching pressure fuse depth, as the cutter sank with all hands, 115 officers and men as well as 16 passengers at roughly 50° 40' N and 6° 19' W. This was the highest U.S. combat casualty loss in World War I. 
   
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