Doyle Murray Coffee, USN
|Born ||28 Sep 1908||Gordon County, Georgia|
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|30 Jun 1938|| ||Lt.|
|15 Jun 1942|| ||T/Lt.Cdr.|
|15 Oct 1942|| ||T/Cdr.|
Warship Commands listed for Doyle Murray Coffee, USN
|USS Belknap (AVD 8)||T/Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||21 Sep 1942||16 Jun 1943|
|USS Welles (ii) (DD 628)||T/Cdr.||Destroyer||16 Aug 1943||24 Aug 1944|
|USS Beale (DD 471)||T/Cdr.||Destroyer||10 Sep 1944||19 Jun 1945|
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12 Mar 1943
USS Belknap picks up 18 survivors from the American merchant Jonathan Sturges and three survivors from the Dutch merchant Madoera.
The Jonathan Sturges was torpedoed and sunk on 24 February 1943 by German U-boat U-707 in the North Atlantic in position 46°15'N, 38°11'W.
The Madoera was torpedoed and damaged on 24 February 1943 by German U-boat U-653 in the North Atlantic in position 46°02'N, 39°20'W. The Madoera managed to reach St. John's, Canada under her own power on 1 March 1943.
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