McCloskey, Thomas Daniel, RM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
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Primary Unit
1944-1944, RM-0000, USS Escolar (SS-294)
Service Years
1941 - 1944

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia, PA
Last Address
Philadelphia, PA

Casualty Date
Oct 13, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
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The Escolar set out on her first war patrol on 18 September 1944. On 30 September she reported attacking a small surface ship. Her last communication was on 17 October 1944. There are no records to indicate she was attacked and it has been presumed that she struck a mine and sunk. Radioman 2nd Class McCloskey was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead on 14 November 1945.

Service number: 2438811

Sub war patrols:
USS Plunger (SS-179): 1st through 7th

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  1944-1944, RM-0000, USS Escolar (SS-294)


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USS Escolar (SS-294) Unit Page

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 USS Escolar (SS-294) Details

USS Escolar (SS-294)
Hull number SS-294

Balao Class Submarine: Laid down, 10 June 1942, at Cramp Shipbuilding Co., Philadelphia, PA.; Launched, 18 April 1943; Commissioned USS Escolar (SS-294), 2 June 1944; Sunk on 1st patrol, depth charged by Japanese Frigate (kaibokan) CD-38 & Patrol Boat 102 (ex-USS Stewart, DD-224) on 19 October 1944, in Yellow Sea, all hands lost; Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown).


Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 1,526 t., Submerged: 2,424 t.; Length 311' 8"; Beam 27' 3"; Draft 15' 3"; Speed, Surfaced 20.25 kts, Submerged 8.75 kts; Cruising Range, 11,000 miles surfaced at 10kts; Submerged Endurance, 48 hours at 2kts; Operating Depth Limit, 400 ft; Complement 6 Officers 60 Enlisted; Armament, ten 21" torpedo tubes, six forward, four aft, 24 torpedoes, one 5"/25 deck gun, one 40mm gun, two .50 cal. machine guns; Patrol Endurance 75 days; Propulsion, diesel-electric reduction gear with four Fairbanks-Morse main generator diesel engines, 5,400 hp, Fuel Capacity 116,000 gal., four Elliot Motor Co., main motors with 2,740 hp, two 126-cell main storage batteries, two propellers.

The approximate location of the USS Escolar's sinking.

The last known picture of the crews.


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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2018
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USS Escolar (SS-294)
22 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Escolar (SS-294)

Brabham, Charles Edward, CPO, (1939-1944) RM RM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Anders, Donald William, PO3, (1943-1944) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Millican, William John, CDR, (1928-1944) OFF 000X Commander
Farrar, Robert Lee, LT, (1939-1944) OFF 112X Lieutenant
Jeffrey, Losson Verner, LTJG, (1939-1944) OFF 112X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Newton, Raymond Barnard, CPO, (1938-1944) TM TM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Bailey, Lawrence Leland, CPO, (1935-1944) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Clary, John William, CPO, (1938-1944) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Miller, Stanley DeWitt, CPO, (1938-1944) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Pennington, Beryl Loyd, CPO, (1931-1944) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Bender, Joseph James, PO1, (1940-1944) PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Tokarchek, Anthony, PO1, (1940-1944) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Lyons, William Clarence, PO2, (1942-1944) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Calabrese, Richard Lawrence, PO3, (1942-1944) TM TM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Hahn, Fred Leroy, PO3, (1943-1944) TM TM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Johnson, James Gordon, PO3, (1942-1944) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Bonk, Benjamin Wallace, S1c, (1943-1944) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Zumar, Andrew, S1c, (1943-1944) TM TM-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Bones, Robert Eugene, F1c, (1943-1944) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman 1st Class
Blaha, Frank, LCDR, (1935-1944) OFF Lieutenant Commander
Babb, Thomas M, LT, (1938-1944) OFF Lieutenant
Hill, Claude Julian, LT, (1941-1944) Lieutenant

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