Anderson, John Byrns, Jr., TM3c

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Torpedoman 3rd Class
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1946, TM-0000, USS Euryale (AS-22)
Service Years
1943 - 1946
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Decommissioning
Order of the Golden Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
TM-Torpedoman's Mate

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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Algiers/New Orleans, Louisiana
Last Address
Born and died at New Orleans, Louisiana.

Date of Passing
Apr 17, 2016
 
Location of Interment
Matairie Cemetery - New Orleans, Louisiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Honorable Discharge Emblem (WWII)


 Unofficial Badges 

US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon Blue Star






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Last Known Activity

TM/3rd Class, John Byrns "Pal" Anderson, Jr.
WWII Torpedoman's Mate, USNR

August 10, 1924 - April 17, 2016

Pal grew up in Algiers (New Orleans) and graduated from Behrman High School and LSU. His engineering studies at LSU were interrupted by service in the U.S. Navy during WWII, where he spent over two years in the Pacific Ocean defending our country. Many of Pal’s fondest memories were of the comradeship formed aboard the USS Euryale keeping the USA safe from harm. Upon return back to New Orleans, he finished LSU with a degree in business. 
   
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USS Euryale (AS-22) - Submarine Tender, United States Navy:

Hawaiian Merchant was purchased by the Navy on 15 April 1943 at New York. The ship commissioned 2 December 1943 as USS Euryale (AS-22) with Captain H. A. Guthrie in command. Euryale reached Brisbane, Australia, from New York City 5 March 1944, and after loading provisions and supplies, sailed for Milne Bay, New Guinea. There between 14 March and 26 May, Euryale refitted submarines and repaired surface ships. At Manus from 28 May to 11 August, she established a forward base and rest camp for submariners, clearing the island, constructing buildings and at the same time refitting 26 submarines.

The submarine tender returned to Brisbane on 16 August 1944 to load passengers, torpedoes, ammunition, and general cargo, and with this load arrived at Fremantle on 28 August. She tended submarines there until 11 April 1945, then at Pearl Harbor until 16 August. On 28 August, Euryale arrived at Guam to develop a submarine base and rest camp, and on 16 September sailed for Okinawa and Sasebo. Until 12 January 1946, Euryale worked with Japanese submarines, maintaining them and preparing them for disposal. She crossed the Pacific to Pearl Harbor with a salvage ship and two Japanese submarines, one of which she towed for the last leg of the passage, then continued on alone to San Francisco, where she arrived 22 February. The USS Euryale was decommissioned and placed in reserve on 7 October 1946. TM3c John Byrns Anderson was a Plank Owner and on board throughout the ship's active service.
   
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  1943-1946, TM-0000, USS Euryale (AS-22)

TM-Torpedoman's Mate

From Month/Year
December / 1943

To Month/Year
April / 1946

Unit
USS Euryale (AS-22) Unit Page

Rank
Torpedoman 3rd Class

NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 USS Euryale (AS-22) Details

USS Euryale (AS-22)

Type
Combat - Sea Units

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Euryale-class

Strength
Tender/ Repair Ship

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Jun 6, 2018
   
Memories For This Unit

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USS Euryale (AS-22) was built as the Hawaiian Merchant by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company in Kearny, New Jersey for the Matson Navigation Company. Hawaiian Merchant was launched 12 April 1941, minutes after sister ship Hawaiian Shipper, and was completed April 1941. Matson intended the ship to join Hawaiian Planter and Hawaiian Shipper in the U.S. Pacific Coast -- Australia route. The ship was under United States Army Transportation Corps charter when the United States went to war and came under the control of the War Shipping Administration which allocated the ship to the Army's continued charter until the ship was purchased 15 April 1943 by the United States Navy and commissioned 2 December 1943 as USS Euryale (AS-22), serving as a submarine tender through the war. Euryale was decommissioned 7 October 1946, going into reserve until 9 August 1972 when she was delivered to the Maritime Administration with immediate sale to American Ship Dismantler, Inc. for disposal.

United States Navy: Hawaiian Merchant was purchased by the Navy on 15 April 1943 at New York. The ship commissioned 2 December 1943 as USS Euryale (AS-22) with Captain H. A. Guthrie in command. Euryale reached Brisbane, Australia, from New York City 5 March 1944, and after loading provisions and supplies, sailed for Milne Bay, New Guinea. There between 14 March and 26 May, Euryale refitted submarines and repaired surface ships. At Manus from 28 May to 11 August, she established a forward base and rest camp for submariners, clearing the island, constructing buildings and at the same time refitting 26 submarines.

The submarine tender returned to Brisbane on 16 August 1944 to load passengers, torpedoes, ammunition, and general cargo, and with this load arrived at Fremantle on 28 August. She tended submarines there until 11 April 1945, then at Pearl Harbor until 16 August. On 28 August, Euryale arrived at Guam to develop a submarine base and rest camp, and on 16 September sailed for Okinawa and Sasebo. Until 12 January 1946, Euryale worked with Japanese submarines, maintaining them and preparing them for disposal. She crossed the Pacific to Pearl Harbor with a salvage ship and two Japanese submarines, one of which she towed for the last leg of the passage, then continued on alone to San Francisco, where she arrived 22 February. The USS Euryale was decommissioned and placed in reserve on 7 October 1946. TM3c John Byrns Anderson was a Plank Owner and on board throughout the ship's active service.

   
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USS Euryale AS-22
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TM3c Anderson WWII
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8 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Euryale (AS-22)

GUTHRIE, Harry Aloysius, RADM, (1917-1950) OFF 111X Captain
Hill, Robert Daniel, PO1, (1941-1944) SC SC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Giammalvo, Anthony, PO2, (1942-1945) MU MU-3806 Petty Officer Second Class
Ewell, James Purnell, PO3, (1943-1946) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Hauck, Lester CS CS-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Straub, Robert, PO1, (1943-1952) Petty Officer Third Class
Hauck, Lester, PO3, (1943-1945) Seaman 1st Class
Hannum, David Lawrence, PO2, (1943-1946) Fireman

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