Robert Selden Purvis, Jr., USN

Born  17 Jun 1903?, Kentucky, USA
Died  6 Apr 1970(66)

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30 Jun 1936 Lt.
23 Nov 1940 Lt.Cdr.
15 Aug 1942 T/Cdr.
1 Aug 1943 T/Capt.


Warship Commands listed for Robert Selden Purvis, USN

USS George E. Badger (AVD 3)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer19 Apr 19419 Jul 1942 (1)
USS Absecon (AVP 23)T/Cdr.Seaplane tender28 Jan 194326 Jul 1943 (2)
USS Core (CVE 13)T/Capt.Escort carrier12 Oct 19444 Sep 1945 (3)

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Seaplane tender USS Absecon (AVP 23)

13 Mar 1943
USS Absecon picks up 7 survivors from the Honduran merchant Olancho that was torpedoed and sunk on 11 March about 30 nautical miles west of Cape San Antonio, Cuba in position 22°08'N, 85°14'W by German U-boat U-183.

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