ROBERT M. BRINKER, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Brinker '34

Date of birth: September 12, 1910

Date of death: September 9, 1943

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

From the 1934 Lucky Bag:


Loss

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Bob was lost when USS Grayling (SS 209) was sunk sometime between September 9-12, 1944. He was Commanding Officer.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

Career

From Fleet Organization:

  • Duty USS S-40 (SS-145) 1 Jul 1939 - 1 Oct 1939
  • Duty cfo Thresher 1 Jul 1940
  • Duty USS Thresher (SS-200) 1 Nov 1940
  • Executive Officer USS Thresher (SS-200) 30 Jun 1942 - 30 Sep 1942
  • Executive Officer USS Tambor (SS-198) 31 Mar 1943
  • Staff Submarine Division Sixty Two 1 Jul 1943
  • Captain USS Grayling (SS-209) Jul 1943 - Sep 1943
  • Lieutenant (j.g.) 31 May 1937
  • Lieutenant 1 Jul 1941
  • Lieutenant Commander (T) 1 Mar 1943


Class of 1934

Robert is one of 41 members of the Class of 1934 in Memorial Hall.