Knight, Fraser Sinclair, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1945, USS Bonefish (SS-223)
Service Years
1936 - 1945
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Miami, FL
Last Address
Southern Pines, NC

Casualty Date
Jun 18, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Sea of Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
ME 25 (memorial marker)

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Last Known Activity

LCDR Knight was the Executive Officer of the USS Bonefish (SS-223).

USS Bonefish was on a war patrol in the Sea of Japan with two other submarines. Her last communication was during a rendezvous on June 18th. Captured Japanese records indicate that a Japanese vessel was sunk on June 19th and that during an intense counterattack a submarine was sunk with all hands. It is presumed that this was the Bonefish. Lieutenant Commander Knight was officially declared dead 15 July 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 085289

Silver Star
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Division: U.S.S. Bonefish (SS-223)
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 368 (October 1947)
Citation: (Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Commander Fraser S. Knight (NSN: 0-85289), United States Navy, was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for gallantry in action as Assistant Approach Officer of the U.S.S. BONEFISH (SS-223), during the SIXTH War Patrol of that vessel in enemy Japanese controlled waters of the Pacific, from 5 September to 8 November 19445. Lieutenant Commander Knight materially assisted his commanding officer in sinking three enemy ships totaling 22,000 tons and damaged two additional vessels totaling 8.900 tons. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.

Navy Unit Commendation
For outstanding heroism in action during the First, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth War Patrols in enemy Japanese-controlled areas of the Pacific. Harassed continually and several times bombed by watchful and aggressive enemy aircraft, the USS Bonefish boldly penetrated the most forward combat areas to effect wide coverage of her assigned sectors and strike fiercely at important Japanese surface targets. Consistently ready for combat under the superb handling of her gallant officers and men, she defied heavy escort screens; she developed her contacts with determined aggressiveness and launched gunfire and torpedo attacks despite the severest hostile countermeasures to sink or damage many ships vital to the enemy's continued persecution of the war. In addition to her valiant combat achievements, the Bonefish rendered splendid lifeguard services during air strikes against hostile territory, effecting the rescue of two friendly pilots. Her outstanding record of success under the hazards and difficulties of prolonged patrols reflects the highest credit upon the Bonefish, her courageous, fighting ship's company and the United States Naval Service.
   
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  1943-1945, USS Bonefish (SS-223)

Lieutenant Commander

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September / 1943

To Month/Year
June / 1945

Unit
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Rank
Lieutenant Commander

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 USS Bonefish (SS-223) Details

USS Bonefish (SS-223)
USS Bonefish (SS-223), was a Gato class submarine:
The namesake of the USS Bonefish (SS-223) is a fish of the Florida Keys and southern California. The bonefish has bright silvery sides with faint dark stripes and often reaches a weight of about fifteen pounds.
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Keel Laid, 25 June 1942, at Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT.



Launched, 7 March 1943



Commissioned, USS Bonefish (SS-223), 31 May 1943


Final Disposition:
SUNK - JUNE 18, 1945 while on 8th patrol, by Japanese warship, in Toyama Wan, west coast of Honshu, all hands lost.


Bonefish received five Navy Unit Commendations and seven battle stars during World War II.

Commanding Officers:
CDR Thomas Wesley Hogan          05/31/1943 - 06/13/1944
CDR Lawrence Lott Edge               06/13/1944 - 06/18/1945

Executive Officers:
LCDR Guy Edward O'Neil               05/31/1943 - 01/12/1944
LT Leon Stuart Eubanks                  01/12/1944 - 08/27/1944
LT/LCDR Frasier Sinclair Knight      08/27/1944 - 06/18/1945

Chief of the Boat (COB):
TMC Eugene Freaner,         05/31/1943 - 01/12/1944
MoMMC G. M. Fuller            01/12/1944 - 06/18/1945


Specifications:
Radio call sign: Nan - Baker - King - Fox
Displacement:
Surfaced: 1,526 tons
Submerged: 2,424 tons
Length 311' 9"
Beam 27' 3"
Draft 15' 3"
Speed:
Surfaced 20.25 kts
Submerged 8.75 kts
Complement 6 Officers 54 Enlisted
Operating Depth, 300 ft
Submerged Endurance, 48 hrs at 2 kts
Patrol Endurance 75 days
Cruising Range, 11,000 miles surfaced at 10 kts
Armament:
Ten 21" torpedo tubes, six forward, four aft
24 torpedoes
One 3"/50 deck gun
Two .50 cal. machine guns
Two .30 cal. machine guns

Propulsion, diesel electric reduction gear with four General Motors main generator engines, HP 5400, Four General Electric main motors, HP 2740, two 126-cell main storage batteries, twin propellers.
Fuel Capacity, 97,140 gals.

JANAC Score for the USS Bonefish (SS-223)

Patrol
No.
Date
DD-MM-YY
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Type
Tonnage
Sunk
Location
Sunk
 
1 27-Sep-43 Kashima Maru Transport 9,908 10-14N, 109-45E
 
1 10-Oct-43 Teibi Maru Transport 10,086 14-44N, 110-19E
 
1 10-Oct-43 Isuzugawa Cargo 4,212 14-44N, 110-19E
 
2 29-Nov-43 Suez Maru Cargo 4,646 6-22S, 116-35E
 
2 01-Dec-43 Nichiryo Maru Passenger-
Cargo
2,721 1-31N, 120-51E
 
4 26-Apr-44 Tokiwa Maru Passenger-
Cargo
806 6-12N, 125-47E
 
4 14-May-44 Inazuma Destroyer 1,950 5-08N, 119-38E
 
5 30-Jul-44 Kokuyo Maru Tanker 10,026 6-03N, 119-54E
 
6 28-Sep-44 Anjo Maru Tanker 2,068 13-16N, 120-08E
 
6 14-Oct-44 Fushimi Maru Cargo 2,542 16-12N, 119-45E
 
8 13-Jun-45 Oshikayama Maru Cargo 6,892 38-30N, 136-58E
 
8 19-Jun-45 Konzan Maru Passenger-
Cargo
5,488 37-13N, 137-18E
 
TOTALS     12 vessels 61,345 tons  


Type
Sub-Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Sunk

Parent Unit
Submarines

Strength
Submarine

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Frank, Richard Elmer, CPO, (1941-1945) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Fuller, Grant Moses, CPO, (1941-1945) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
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Harman, Guy Philip, PO1, (1940-1945) TM TM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
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Jenkins, Robert Wendell, PO1, (1941-1945) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Johnson, John Charles, PO1, (1943-1945) RT RT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
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Miles, Henry Vernon, PO1, (1942-1945) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Primavera, Louis James, PO1, (1942-1945) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
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Beck, Merle La Vaghn, PO2, (1942-1945) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Burdick, Charles Austin, PO2, (1943-1945) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
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