USS Bluegill (SS-242) WW2
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Decommissioning, 1 March 1946
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Five Subs Given Unit Citation at M.I. Ceremonies
[begin caption] ADMIRAL R. S. EDWARDS, COMMANDER Western Sea Frontier, presents the Navy Unit Commendation ribbon to officers and men of the Submarine Bluegill during recent ceremonies aboard the U. S. S. Tunny at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. The submarine was commended for sinking a light cruiser, a destroyer escort, two large freighters and other vessels for a total of 45,000 tons. Lt. D. D. Duncan, USN, Vallejo, Calif., receives the award as Orland C. Hare, Chief Electrician's Mate, USN, Middletown, Conn., J. E. Richards, Boatswain’s Mate Second Class, USN, Corpus Christi, Texas, and other members of the Bluegill's crew look on. At right of Admiral Edwards are Comdr. P. G. Selby, USN, and Comdr. Sinclair B. Wright, USN. (Official U.S. Navy photograph.) [end caption]
Five submarines today received one Presidential Unit Citation and four Navy Unit Commendations for
extraordinary heroism in action on war patrol, at ceremonies at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. Admiral
R. S. Edwards, USN, commander, Western Frontier, awarded . . . the Navy Unit
Commendation to the USS Bluegill . . .
GREETED AT M. I.
Rear Admiral D. B. Beary, USN, commandant, Twelfth Naval District, accompanied Admiral Edwards to the
ceremonies. They were received at Mare Island by Rear Admiral M. S. Tisdale, USN, commandant, San
Francisco Naval Base; Rear Admiral G. C. Klein, USN, commander, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, and Captain
Howell C. Fish, USN, commander, Mare Island group, Nineteenth Fleet. . .
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[Newspaper article contributed by Carol Hare Mier.]
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