Davenport, Donald John, CMoMM

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1943-1943, MO-0000, USS Dorado (SS-248)
Service Years
1938 - 1943
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Troy, NY
Last Address
631 5th Ave
Troy, NY

Casualty Date
Oct 12, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Atlantic Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
East Coast Memorial (Tablets of the missing) - Manhattan, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates

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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.
CMoMM Davenport was among the crew listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 2384861

Submarine war patrols: USS Silversides (SS-236) - 1st through 4th

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Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 5 Patrols

 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Plunger (SS-179)USS Sailfish (SS-192)USS Snapper (SS-185)
Mare Island Naval ShipyardUSS Silversides (SS-236)NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Dorado (SS-248)
  1939-1939, F2c-0000, USS Ramapo (AO-12)
  1939-1939, F2c-0000, USS Ortolan (AM-45)
  1939-1940, F1c-0000, USS Plunger (SS-179)
  1940-1940, F1c-0000, Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  1940-1941, MM-0000, USS Sailfish (SS-192)
  1941-1941, MM-0000, USS Snapper (SS-185)
  1941-1941, MM-0000, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  1941-1943, MO-0000, USS Silversides (SS-236)
  1943-1943, MO-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1943-1943, MO-0000, USS Dorado (SS-248)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Feb 16, 1940, Promoted to F1c
  Feb 16, 1941, Promoted to MM2
  Jul 08, 1941, Deck court
  Jul 11, 1942, Promoted to MM1
  Aug 05, 1942, Change to MoMM1
  Oct 23, 1943, Submarine Crew Member Reported Missing1
  Jun 10, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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