THOMAS F. WILLIAMSON, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Thomas Williamson '32

Date of birth: August 29, 1911

Date of death: August 28, 1942

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1932 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From Find A Grave:

Son of James Otis and Julia Sadler Williamson. Graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1932. Commanding Officer of submarine S-31 (SS-136). Died from serious wounds resulting from explosion of a flare on board the submarine on 10 August 1942 while on wartime patrol about sixty miles from Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Thomas died on August 28, 1942, one day before his 31st birthday.

He was survived by at least one child, a son.

Career

From Fleet Organization:

  • Under Instruction Postgraduate School United States Naval Academy 1939
  • Duty USS Hatfield (DD-231) 1 Oct 1939
  • Duty cfo S-31 1 Jul 1940
  • Navigator USS S-31 (SS-136) 1 Nov 1940
  • Executive Officer USS S-31 (SS-136) 5 Jul 1941 - Nov 1941
  • Captain USS S-31 (SS-136) 30 Nov 1941 - 10 Aug 1942
  • Lieutenant (j.g.) 2 Jun 1935
  • Lieutenant 1 Oct 1939
  • Lieutenant Commander (T) 15 Jun 1942


Class of 1932

Thomas is one of 52 members of the Class of 1932 in Memorial Hall.