Beach, Edward Latimer, Jr., CAPT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary NEC
00X-Unknown NOC/Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1961-1962, COMSUBRON 8, COMSUBGRU 6
Service Years
1939 - 1966
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Captain
Captain

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
New York
Last Address
Washington, D.C.

Date of Passing
Dec 01, 2002
 
Location of Interment
U.S Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
His Navy Cross Citation reads:

The Navy Cross is presented to Edward Latimer Beach, Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy, for gallantry and intrepidity in action as Executive Officer, Navigator and Assistant Approach Officer on board the U.S.S. TIRANTE (SS-420) on the First War Patrol of that submarine during the period 3 March 1945 to 25 April 1945, in enemy controlled waters of the East China Sea. Lieutenant Commander Beach rendered valiant service to his commanding officer in penetrating mined and shoal-obstructed shallow waters in defiance of hostile shore-based radar stations and aircraft. By his excellent judgment and keen understanding of attack problems, he aided immeasurably in sending torpedoes into targets with deadly accuracy and contributed to the sinking of three Japanese cargo ships, one large transport, a hostile tanker, three patrol frigates, and one lugger, totaling 28,000 tons of shipping vital to the enemy's ability to prosecute the war. Through his experience and sound judgment he assisted in bringing his ship safely back to port. His conduct throughout was an inspiration to his officers and men and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
   
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Honors



Sword of the Class of 1897 from the United States Naval Academy



Giant of Adventure Award (1960) from the popular men's magazine Argosy



Honorary Doctor of Science (Sc.D) from the American International College



Magellanic Premium (1961) from the American Philosophical Society



Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize in Naval History (1987) from the New York Council of the Navy League



Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement (1980; 2000) from the Navy League



 


   
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  1942-1942, USS Trigger (SS-237)

Lieutenant Junior Grade

From Month/Year
June / 1942

To Month/Year
August / 1942

Unit
USS Trigger (SS-237) Unit Page

Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade

NEC
Not Specified

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
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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. (Mac), ET3 276
   

Last Updated: Apr 27, 2017
   
   
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5 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Trigger (SS-237)

Benson, Roy, RADM, (1929-1969) OFF 112X Commander
Schneider, Earle Caffrey, LCDR, (1929-1943) OFF Lieutenant Commander
Beach, Jr., Edward, CAPT, (1939-1966) Lieutenant
Sincavich, John William, LT, (1939-1945) OFF Lieutenant
Schless, Leon Lloyd, PO1, (1940-1943) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class

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