Roberts, Claude William, MoMM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1943-1943, MO-0000, USS Capelin (SS-289)
Service Years
1937 - 1943
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Knoxville, TN
Last Address
Knoxville, TN

Casualty Date
Dec 02, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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Last Known Activity

The USS Capelin (SS-289) began her second war patrol on 17 November 1943, but was never heard from after she left for her patrol. Although Japanese records suggest an attack was made on 23 November, the information is incomplete, and the cause of the Capelin's loss is unknown. Motor Machinist's Mate First Class Roberts was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 10 January 1946.

Service number: 2953890

Submarine war patrols:
USS S-15 (SS-120) - 1st through3rd
USS Capelin (SS-289) - 1st through 3rd

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 6 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Vestal (AR-4)US NavyNAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Capelin (SS-289)
  1938-1939, F2c-0000, USS Vestal (AR-4)
  1939-1940, F2c-0000, USS Rigel (AD-13)
  1940-1940, F1c-0000, USS Vestal (AR-4)
  1940-1941, F1c-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1941-1942, MO-0000, USS S-15 (SS-120)
  1942-1943, MO-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1943-1943, MO-0000, Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  1943-1943, MO-0000, USS Capelin (SS-289)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS Capelin (SS-289)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Aug 16, 1940, Promoted to F1c
  Nov 11, 1941, Promoted to MM2
  Jun 01, 1942, Promoted to MM1
  Jun 30, 1942, Change to MoMM1
  Apr 04, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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