Addy, Theodore Thomas, TM2c

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Last Rank
Torpedoman 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1943, TM-0000, USS Dorado (SS-248)
Service Years
1940 - 1943
TM-Torpedoman's Mate

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
West Lafayette, OH
Last Address
141 S Water St
Coshocton, OH

Casualty Date
Oct 12, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Atlantic Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Fairfield Cemetery - West Lafayette, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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Last Known Activity

Commissioned into service in the summer of 1943, USS Dorado conducted shakedown and training operations off the New England region of northeastern United States. On 6 Oct 1943, she departed for the Panama Canal Zone for the ultimate destination of Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. On 12 Oct 1943, a US Navy PBM Mariner aircraft operating out of Guantánamo Bay, Cuba detected an unidentified submarine and attacked her with three depth charges and one bomb; it was not clear whether the submarine was damaged; later in the patrol, the same aircraft encountered another submarine which fired on the aircraft. Later, an Allied convoy sailing through the region reported no contact with any friendly submarines. After Dorado had failed to arrive at the Panama Canal Zone on 14 Oct, air searches were launched, finding scattered oil slicks that later investigation found to be not of submarine fuel in nature. It was ultimately concluded that both of the submarine contacts that the US Navy PBM Mariner aircraft encountered on 12 Oct 1943 were indeed hostile (the second contact was later concluded to be German submarine U-214), and thus USS Dorado was most likely lost due to an accident or to a German naval mine.
 
TM2 Addy was among the crew listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
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  1943-1943, TM-0000, USS Dorado (SS-248)

TM-Torpedoman's Mate

From Month/Year
August / 1943

To Month/Year
October / 1943

Unit
USS Dorado (SS-248) Unit Page

Rank
Torpedoman 2nd Class

NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 USS Dorado (SS-248) Details

USS Dorado (SS-248)
Career (United States)
Builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut
Laid down: 27 August 1942
Launched: 23 May 1943
Sponsored by: Mrs. Ezra G. Allen
Commissioned: 28 August 1943
Fate: Sunk, probably by U.S. aircraft, off Panama on 12 October 1943
General characteristics
Class and 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 × General Motors Model 16-248 V16 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) surface, 9 kn (17 km/h) submerged
Range: 11,000 nmi (20,000 km) surfaced @ 10 kn (19 km/h)
Endurance: 48 hours @ 2 kn (3.7 km/h) submerged, 75 days on patrol
Test depth: 300 ft (91 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
   

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13 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Dorado (SS-248)

Boyd, John, LT, (1941-1943) OFF 112X Lieutenant
Davenport, Donald John, CPO, (1938-1943) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
O'Dell, Paul Frederick, CPO, (1931-1943) RM RM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Aman, Paul Duval, PO1, (1937-1943) GM GM-00TM Petty Officer First Class
Cabase, Isaac, PO1, (1935-1943) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Hinton, Clarence Cornelius, PO1, (1940-1943) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Burrell, David Lee, PO1, (1935-1943) BM BM-0000 Boatswain's Mate 1st Class
Cosaftes, Thomas, PO2, (1941-1943) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Schafer, Alfred August, PO2, (1942-1943) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Schneider, Earle Caffrey, LCDR, (1929-1943) OFF Lieutenant Commander
Wagner, George Andrew, LCDR, (1932-1943) OFF Lieutenant Commander
Ballman, August Frederick, ENS, (1935-1943) OFF Ensign
Campbell, Vernon Fireman

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