Julihn (S.S. x3), Lawrence, RADM

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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
1959-1962, 112X, CNO - OPNAV
Service Years
1937 - 1970
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Contact Info
Home Town
Virginia City
Last Address
San Diego, CA 91941

Date of Passing
Feb 20, 2001
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
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 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Cold War Veteran

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Lawrence Virginius Julihn

Date of birth: October 8, 1913 Place of Birth: Virginia, Virginia City. Home of record: Washington D.C.

Lawrence Julihn graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1937. He retired as a U.S. Navy Rear Admiral.

Last resided in La Mesa California, Date of death: February 20, 2001



Other Comments:
Awarded a Third Silver Star as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. SHAD (SS-235), during the SEVENTH War Patrol of that Submarine in enemy-controlled waters, from 12 August 1944 to 1 October 1944. Penetrating escort screens to launch aggressive and well planned torpedo attacks, Commander Julihn sank an enemy freighter of 5,500 tons, a 600-ton torpedo boat, and 800-ton patrol gunboat, and damaged an additional 4,000-ton enemy ship. Despite strong enemy countermeasures which included aerial bombs, and on one occasion torpedo attacks, he maneuvered evasively and escaped, bringing his ship to port undamaged. 

 Awarded a Second Silver Star while serving as Assistant Approach Officer of the U.S.S. THRESHER (SS-200), during a War Patrol of that Submarine in enemy-controlled waters during World War II. His aggressive spirit, excellent judgment and resourcefulness, and coolness under counter-attacks were outstanding and were of great assistance to the Commanding Officer during attacks which resulted in the sinking of 20,000 tons of enemy tankers and the damaging of 18,000 tons of shipping, including a destroyer.

 Awarded a Silver Star while serving as Assistant Approach Officer of the U.S.S. THRESHER (SS-200), in action against enemy forces from 7 December 1941 to 10 March 1943. During this period of successful operations, Lieutenant Commander Julihn skillfully analyzed the torpedo problem while his ship, in constant danger of attack by hostile surface vessels and aircraft, was engaged in numerous actions against enemy shipping. Through his outstanding professional ability he rendered invaluable assistance to his Commanding Officer in sinking nine enemy vessels, totaling 54,000 tons, and in damaging another 41,000 tons. He performed additional duties as Torpedo Officer, operating the torpedo data computer thoroughly and accurately. His courageous and effective supervision of his depth charge station during twenty attacks by hostile forces greatly aided in the prevention and control of damage to his vessel. 

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Submarine Officer Badge
Command at Sea
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavySchool Assignments - StaffUSS Thresher (SS-200)
USS Tuna (SS-203)USS Shad (SS-235)CNO - OPNAV
  1937-1937, 110X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1939-1939, 110X, USS San Francisco (CA-38)
  1940-1940, 000X, Submarine/Anti-Submarine Schools
  1940-1941, 112X, USS Thresher (SS-200)
  1941-1942, 112X, USS Thresher (SS-200)
  1942-1942, 112X, USS Thresher (SS-200)
  1943-1943, 112X, USS Thresher (SS-200)
  1944-1944, 112X, USS Tuna (SS-203)
  1944-1944, 112X, Submarine Division 62
  1944-1945, 112X, USS Shad (SS-235)
  1959-1962, 112X, CNO - OPNAV
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1941-1945 Submarine War Patrols
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1933-1937, United States Naval Academy
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