Daspit, Lawrence Randall, RADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1965-1967, 112X, Joint Forces Staff College/Armed Forces Staff College (Faculty Staff)
Service Years
1927 - 1967
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
1905
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Daspit, Lawrence Randall (Navy Cross), RADM.
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Houma, Louisiana
Last Address
Unknown

Date of Passing
May 19, 1979
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Sec: 3, Site: 4466-RH

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 30


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Last Known Activity

Lawrence Daspit sailed numerous submarine (Gato and Balao class, diesel electric, fleet boats) war patrols in the Pacific, primarily against Japanese naval combatants and merchant vessels. USS Tinosa, SS-283, was distinguished by Captain Daspit's calculated and aggressive pursuit of the enemy. While on the Tinosa's fourth war patrol, he relentlessly studied problems with torpedo effectiveness while under battle conditions by making various approaches on targets and documenting his preparation for each shot and the results. When he returned from patrol to Pearl Harbor he made a vigorous presentation to Admiral Lockwood and subsequently the Navy Bureau of Ordinance to isolate the torpedo problems and make corrective action. As result he was awarded the Navy Cross and received accelerated promotions to full Captain and then Admiral. He recommended others of his crew for medals/recognition in support of his pressing modifications to torpedoes.

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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols
Command Ashore

 
 Duty Stations
US NavyNAS PensacolaNROTC (Faculty Staff)USS PIKE (SS-173)
USS Tinosa (SS-283)USS Los Angeles (CA-135)COMNAVSUBFOR/COMSUBLANTJoint Forces Staff College/Armed Forces Staff College (Faculty Staff)
  1929-1929, 110X, USS New York (BB-34)
  1929-1932, 110X, NAS Pensacola
  1932-1934, 110X, USS Childs (DD-241)
  1934-1937, 112X, USS S-20 (SS-125)
  1937-1938, 112X, UC Berkeley NROTC (Faculty Staff)
  1938-1943, 112X, USS PIKE (SS-173)
  1943-1945, 112X, USS Tinosa (SS-283)
  1952-1953, 112X, USS Los Angeles (CA-135)
  1956-1957, 112X, Commander, Cruiser Division SIX
  1960-1962, 112X, COMNAVSUBFOR/COMSUBLANT
  1965-1967, 112X, Joint Forces Staff College/Armed Forces Staff College (Faculty Staff)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyUniversity of California, Berkeley
  1923-1927, United States Naval Academy
  1937-1938, University of California, Berkeley
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