|Lt. Cdr. Fraser Knight served on the USS Bonefish's final patrol.|
Fraser Sinclair Knight could have been 100 years old today.
He was born on April 17, 1917 in Florida. I was unable to find any background on his family.
Fraser was assigned to surface vessels of the Navy in 1939 after graduating from the US Naval Academy that same year. In 1941 he transferred to submarine duty where he served until his final patrol on the USS Bonefish as one of it's senior officers with the rank of lieutenant commander.
The Bonefish began it's final patrol on May 28, 1945. It sunk a Japanese transport and and a freighter in the Sea of Japan. When it did not return, it was classified as lost at sea. After the war, Japanese war records showed that a submarine destroyed by depth charges on June 19 was no doubt the Bonefish. The full crew of 85, including Lt. Cdr. Knight were lost.
Lt. Cdr. Knight's sacrifice is honored at the Honolulu Memorial.
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