Dodane, Robert Lee, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1945, USS Trigger (SS-237)
Service Years
1936 - 1945
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1916
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fort Wayne, IN
Last Address
2324 Vallejo St
San Francisco, CA

Casualty Date
Mar 28, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
South China Sea
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

USS Trigger (SS-237) began her 12th war patrol 11 March 1945. She made attacks on the 18th and the 20th. On 26 March she was ordered to join a "wolf pack" to attack Japanese shipping. She radioed a weather report that day and was never heard from again. She may have fallen victim to a Japanese air and ship attack, but her fate is unknown. Lieutenant Commander Dodane was listed as missing in action and later declared dead 21 April 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 085367
   

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Thank you LCDR for your dedication, loya... posted by Isaacs, Larry, SgtMaj USMC(Ret)
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  1944-1945, USS Trigger (SS-237)

Lieutenant Commander

From Month/Year
- / 1944

To Month/Year
- / 1945

Unit
USS Trigger (SS-237) Unit Page

Rank
Lieutenant Commander

NEC
Not Specified

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 USS Trigger (SS-237) Details

USS Trigger (SS-237)
 
Trigger (SS-237) underway off Mare Island Navy Yard, 6 April 1942.
Career
Builder: Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Laid down: 1 February 1941
Launched: 22 October 1941
Sponsored by: Mrs. Walter N. Vernou
Commissioned: 31 January 1942
Struck: 11 July 1945
Fate: Sunk by Japanese vessels in the East China Sea, 28 March 1945
General characteristics
Class & type: Gato-class diesel-electric submarine
Displacement: 1,525 long tons (1,549 t) surfaced
2,424 long tons (2,463 t) submerged
Length: 311 ft 9 in (95.02 m)
Beam: 27 ft 3 in (8.31 m)
Draft: 17 ft (5.2 m) maximum
Propulsion: 4 × Fairbanks-Morse Model 38D8-⅛ 9-cylinder opposed piston diesel engines driving electrical generators
2 × 126-cell Sargo batteries
4 × high-speed General Electric electric motors with reduction gears
two propellers
5,400 shp (4.0 MW) surfaced
2,740 shp (2.0 MW) submerged
Speed: 21 kn (39 km/h) surfaced
9 kn (17 km/h) submerged
Range: 11,000 nmi (20,000 km) surfaced at 10 kn (19 km/h)
Endurance: 48 hours at 2 kn (4 km/h) submerged
75 days on patrol
Test depth: 300 ft (90 m)
Complement: 6 officers, 54 enlisted
Armament: 10 × 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes
 (six forward, four aft)
 24 torpedoes
1 × 3-inch (76 mm) / 50 caliber deck gun
Bofors 40 mm and Oerlikon 20 mm cannon


Type
Sub-Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Sunk

Parent Unit
Submarines

Strength
Submarine

Created/Owned By
ET McPhillips, Thomas, Jr. (SS)(Mac), ET3 276
   

Last Updated: Dec 2, 2018
   
   
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Harlfinger II, Frederick, VADM, (1935-1974) Commander
Dornin, Robert Edson, CAPT, (1935-1965) Lieutenant Commander
Shepherd, John Eldon, LCDR, (1938-1945) Lieutenant Commander
Irish, Charles Butler, LT, (1941-1945) OFF Lieutenant
Sincavich, John William, LT, (1939-1945) OFF Lieutenant
Johnson, Stanley Gottfried, LTJG, (1943-1945) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Roberts, Clayton John, LTJG, (1940-1945) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Weeks, John Richard, CPO, (1941-1945) TM TM-0000 Chief Torpedoman
Fiste, Harold Leroy, CPO, (1939-1945) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Williams, Charles Arthur, CPO, (1939-1945) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Payne, Lewis Roy, PO1, (1938-1945) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 1st Class
McDonough, G. W., PO1, (1942-1945) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Johanson, Lester Arne, PO2, (1942-1945) RT RT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Maben, Charles Grover, PO2, (1942-1945) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Davis, John Edward, PO2, (1941-1945) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 3rd Class
Delone, Maurice Vincent, PO3, (1943-1945) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class

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