02 Robert Preston Thompson, Nashville Tennessee

02 Robert Preston Thompson, Nashville Tennessee

Robert Preston Thompson  

Robert Preston Thompson
Robert Preston Thompson

Rank/Rate:    Ship’s Cook, Third Class

Service Number:    295 30 63

Birth Date:    October 20, 1917

From:    Nashville, Tennessee

Decorations:   None

Submarine:    USS Squalus (SS-192)

Loss Date:    May 23, 1939

Location:    Off New England Coast, near Isle of Shoals Circumstances Accidentally sank when engine rooms flooded

Remarks:    Photo courtesy of Mary Mihovich. Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

NavSource,  Submarine Photo Archive for the USS SQUALUS (SS-192)

Click here for a list of men lost on the USS Squalus SS-192

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Chairman: Mike Anderson (SK2(SS)USN) | President: Patrick Ryan (YNC(SS), LCDR USN)

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