Hawkins, William Paul, BM2c

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Last Rank
Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
BM-0000-Boatswain's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, BM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
BM-Boatswain's Mate

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New York, NY
Last Address
New York, NY

Casualty Date
Aug 06, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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Last Known Activity

USS Bullhead (SS-332) began her third and final patrol on 31 July 1945. The last contact with the boat was on 2 August. Post war Japanese records show that a plane depth charged and presumably sunk an American Submarine on 6 August, the same day the Atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Boatswain's Mate Second Class Hawkins was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 23 August 1946.

Service number: 2245938

Submarine war patrols:
USS Barracuda (SS-163) - 5th and 6th
USS Bullhead (SS-332) - 1st through 3rd

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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  1942-1944, BM-0000, USS Barracuda (SS-163)

BM-Boatswain's Mate

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April / 1942

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October / 1944

USS Barracuda (SS-163) Unit Page

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class

BM-0000-Boatswain's Mate

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 USS Barracuda (SS-163) Details

USS Barracuda (SS-163)
Builder: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine
Laid down: 20 October 1921
Launched: 17 July 1924
Commissioned: 1 October 1924
Decommissioned: 14 May 1937
Commissioned: 5 September 1940
Decommissioned: 3 March 1945
Struck: 10 March 1945
Fate: Sold for breaking up, 16 November 1945
General characteristics
Class and type: V-1 (Barracuda)-class composite direct-drive diesel and diesel-electric submarine
Displacement: 2,119 tons (2,153 t) surfaced
2,506 tons (2,546 t) submerged
Length: 341 ft 6 in (104.09 m)
Beam: 27 ft 6�?? in (9.4 m)
Draft: 15 ft 2 in (4.62 m)

(as built) 2 × Busch-Sulzer direct-drive 6-cylinder 2-cycle diesel engines, 2,250 hp (1,680 kW) each
2 × BuEng 6-cylinder 4-cycle diesel engines, 1,000 hp (750 kW) each, driving electrical generators
(re-engined) 2 x six-cylinder four-cycle Maschinenfabrik Augsburg Nürnberg AG (MAN) diesels, 1000 hp (746 kW) each 2 × 60-cell Exide batteries
2 × Elliott electric motors, 1,200 hp (890 kW) each

two shafts
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h) surfaced
9 knots (17 km/h) submerged
Range: 6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km) at 11 knots (20 km/h)
11,000 nautical miles (20,000 km) at 11 knots with fuel in main ballast tanks
Endurance: 10 hours at 5 knots (9 km/h)
Test depth: 200 ft (60 m)
Complement: 7 officers, 11 petty officers, 69 enlisted
Armament: 6 × 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes
 (four forward, two aft, twelve torpedoes)
1 × 5-inch (127 mm) / 51 caliber deck gun

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ET McPhillips, Thomas, Jr. (SS)(Mac), ET3 276

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018
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USS Barracuda (SS-163)
3 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Barracuda (SS-163)

Miller, Chester, CPO, (1924-1944) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 1st Class
Stehn, John Edward, PO2, (1937-1945) GM GM-0000 Gunner's Mate 3rd Class
Tyree, Alexander, CAPT, (1936-1966) Lieutenant

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