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Ralph Francis Adams
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Birth: Jan. 11, 1926
Camden
Camden County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Oct. 25, 1944, China

Ralph Adams Steward's Mate, First Class enlisted in the US Navy and volunteered for the Submarine Service during WWII.
He was assigned to the USS Tang (SS 306) commanded by CDR R. H. O'Kane.
On the night of October 24, 1944 the USS Tang was finishing off a record war patrol and she had attacked a convoy. O'Kane was going to fire her last two torpedoes at a crippled Japanese merchant ship and then head for home. The last torpedo fired went erratic and made a circular run striking the Tang in the stern. Out of 87 Tang crew members only 9 men escaped from the submarine, Ralph Adams was not one of the 9. Unable to escape, he went down with the Tang and is now on Eternal Patrol in the Formosa Strait near Turnabout Island.
He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.
Sailor rest our oar.
 (bio by: Dave Jones) 
 
Note: Body lost at sea
STM1, US NAVY
 
Burial:
Beverly National Cemetery *
Beverly
Burlington County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: MA, 0, 15
*Cenotaph [?]
 
Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
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On Eternal Patrol - USS Tang (SS-306)
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