Molumphy, George Garvie, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1957-1957, USS Cascade (AD-16)
Service Years
1931 - 1961

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Molumphy, George Garvie, CAPT USN(Ret).
Contact Info
Home Town
Hartford, CT
Last Address
Berlin, CT

Date of Passing
Oct 14, 1972
Location of Interment
Maple Cemetery - Berlin, Connecticut
Wall/Plot Coordinates

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US Navy Retired 30

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Submarine war patrols: USS Skipjack (SS-184) - 8th and 9th
Other Comments:

Silver Star
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Commander
Division: U.S.S. Skipjack (SS-184)
General Orders: Pacific Fleet Board Awards: Serial 59
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Commander George Garvie Molumphy (NSN: 0-70014), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. SKIPJACK (SS-184), during a War Patrol of that Submarine in enemy Japanese-controlled waters during World War II. Skillfully maneuvering his ship into a favorable position to strike at heavily escorted enemy shipping, Commander Molumphy launched a bold torpedo attack against a covering enemy destroyer and, despite the nearness of other escort, succeeded in sinking the Japanese escort. In spite of severe enemy countermeasures and subsequent flooding of his vessel's after torpedo room, he successfully avoided serious damage and effected his escape. Commander Molumphy's inspiring leadership and devotion to the fulfillment of his hazardous mission reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.
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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 2 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Arizona (BB-39)US NavyUSS S-34 (SS-139)NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
USS Wahoo (SS-238)USS Dolphin (SS-169)USS Skipjack (SS-184)Charleston Navy Yard, SC
USS Ling (SS-297)USS Cascade (AD-16)
  1931-1933, USS Arizona (BB-39)
  1933-1937, USS Tulsa (PG-22)
  1937-1939, USS S-34 (SS-139)
  1939-1940, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1941-1942, USS Mallard (ASR -4)
  1943-1943, USS Wahoo (SS-238)
  1943-1943, USS Dolphin (SS-169)
  1943-1944, USS Skipjack (SS-184)
  1944-1945, Charleston Navy Yard, SC
  1945-1946, USS Ling (SS-297)
  1957-1957, USS Cascade (AD-16)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1927-1931, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 04, 1931, Commissioned as Ensign
  Jun 04, 1934, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Jul 01, 1939, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Jun 15, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Nov 01, 1942, Promoted to Commander
  Jul 01, 1951, Promoted to Captain
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