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Captain Joseph Francis Enright, USN, (1910-____)

Joseph F. Enright was born in Minot, North Dakota, on 18 September 1910. Graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1933, he joined the submarine force in 1936. Over the next six years, he served in USS S-35 (SS-140) and S-22 (SS-127), including duty as Executive Officer of the latter. In 1942 and 1943, Lieutenant Commander Enright commanded USS O-10 (SS-71) and USS Dace (SS-247). Following several months service at the Midway Islands submarine base, in September 1944 he took command of USS Archerfish (SS-311). On 29 November 1944, his submarine sank the Japanese aircraft carrier Shinano, an action for which Commander Enright was awarded the Navy Cross.

Following World War II, Enright had a variety of shore and seagoing duties and was promoted to Captain in 1952. His later commands included Submarine Division 31 in 1949-50, USS Fulton (AS-11) in 1953-54, Submarine Squadron 8 in 1954-55 and USS Boston (CAG-1) in 1959-60. Captain Enright retired on 1 July 1963.

This page features all pictures we have relating to Joseph F. Enright.

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Photo #: NH 90520

Commander Joseph F. Enright, USN


Commanding Officer of USS Archerfish (SS-311), photographed at Pearl Harbor on 5 March 1945, just after being presented with the Navy Cross.

Courtesy of Captain Joseph F. Enright, USN(Retired), 1979.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 56KB; 575 x 765 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 90521

Captain Joseph F. Enright, USN


Photographed on 8 November 1957, while serving as Chief of Staff and Aide to Commander, Submarine Force, Atlantic Fleet, at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, Groton, Connecticut.

Courtesy of Captain Joseph F. Enright, USN(Retired), 1979.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 51KB; 590 x 765 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 90522

Captain Joseph F. Enright, USN


Photographed in 1963.

Courtesy of Captain Joseph F. Enright, USN(Retired), 1979.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 71KB; 585 x 765 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 90515

USS S-22 (SS-127)


Ship's Complement, at New London, Connecticut, Summer 1941.
Officers, seated in front center, are (left-to-right):
Lieutenant Joseph F. Enright, USN;
Lieutenant Commander George H. Wales, USN, Commanding Officer;
Lieutenant Ernest S. Friedrick, USN; and
Ensign Alvin E. Kirstein, USNR.

Courtesy of Captain Joseph F. Enright, USN(Retired), 1979.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 86KB; 740 x 570 pixels

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-15445 (Color)

USS Dace (SS-247)


Commissioning ceremonies at the New London submarine base, Groton, Connecticut, 23 July 1943.
The submarine's Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Joseph F. Enright (second from right) is reading his orders. Civilian standing second from left is Mr. L.Y. Spear, President of the Electric Boat Company, which built Dace.
Note Marine bugler at left.
Photographer was probably Commander Edward Steichen, USNR.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 78KB; 590 x 765 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: NH 90516

USS Archerfish (SS-311)


Ship's crew ashore for Christmas Day rest and recreation at Camp Dealey, Guam, 25 December 1944.
Officers, seated at front, are (left to right):
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Joseph J. Bosza;
Boatswain Daniel W. Ellzey;
Ensign Justin C. Dygert;
Commander Joseph F. Enright, Commanding Officer;
Lieutenant Davis E. Bunting;
Lieutenant Romolo Cousins;
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) John K. Andrews and
Ensign Gordon E. Crosby, Jr.

Courtesy of Captain Joseph F. Enright, USN(Retired), 1979.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 129KB; 740 x 605 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 90517

USS Archerfish (SS-311)


Ship's crew pose on board, while she was alongside USS Proteus (AS-19) in Tokyo Bay, 1 September 1945.
Men in the front row are holding Archerfish's battleflag, which features her insignia in its center. The insignia is also painted on the large circular plaque held up below the superstructure railing in the background.

Courtesy of Captain Joseph F. Enright, USN(Retired), 1979.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 83KB; 740 x 570 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 90519

USS Proteus (AS-19)


With submarines of Submarine Squadron 20 alongside in Tokyo Bay, on VJ-Day, 2 September 1945.
Names of the submarines present, their commanding officers and the commanding officers of SubRon20 and USS Proteus are printed at the bottom of the image.

Courtesy of Captain Joseph F. Enright, USN(Retired), 1979.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 95KB; 740 x 575 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 90518

U.S. Submarine Base, Yokosuka, Japan


Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, Commander, Submarine Force, Pacific Fleet (seated, center) poses with some of his officers at the newly extablished Yokosuka Submarine Base, 2 September 1945, while celebrating Japan's formal surrender earlier that day.

Many of those present, as identified by Captain J.F. Enright, are listed on NH 90518 (complete caption)

Courtesy of Captain Joseph F. Enright, USN(Retired), 1979.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 89KB; 740 x 550 pixels

 

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28 February 1999