Keithly, Roger Myers, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1951-1952, 111X, COMCRUDESPAC
Service Years
1935 - 1965
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Bersley H. Thomas, Jr. (Tom), SMCS to remember Keithly, Roger Myers (NCx2 / SSx2), CAPT.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Bremerton, Washington

Date of Passing
Mar 20, 1993
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
United States Naval Academy Alumni AssociationMilitary Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesSubmarine Veterans of WW IIMilitary Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  1935, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association - Assoc. Page
  1941, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1945, Submarine Veterans of WW II
  1945, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)

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Submarine War Patrols
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Nov 14, 2010
Personal Memories

On 3 April, the submarine departed Pearl Harbor for her first war patrol, setting course for the Japanese home islands. While patrolling in the "Hit Parade" area east of Honshū, Tilefish sighted many enemy aircraft but found few targets for her torpedoes. Early in the patrol, she was hampered by the failure of her fathometer; and, throughout the mission, she was plagued by periscope fogging and overcast weather which ruled out celestial navigation. Finally, on the morning of 11 May, the novice submarine and her crew encountered their first opportunity for action. Tilefish sighted a small convoy and launched a determined attack. Choosing a passenger liner as her target, the submarine unleashed a spread of torpedoes, scoring a hit under the ship's bridge. As Tilefish dove amid the sounds of explosions, she experienced problems which caused her inadvertently to take on a large amount of water. Before the situation was brought under control, Tilefish had made a hair-raising dive to 580 feet (180 m), well below test depth. Too deep to be reached by the depth charges of her pursuers, she evaded their attack and continued her patrol. Finding contact with the enemy to be very light, Tilefish requested another patrol area and was assigned to the northern Mariana Islands where she searched for targets on 19 May and 20 May. She completed this patrol at Majuro on 29 May 1944.

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  225 Also There at This Battle:
  • Bernard, Lawrence, RADM, (1937-1971)
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