August 12th, 1920: Apprentice Seaman;
June 1922: Midshipsman;
June 3rd, 1926: Ensign;
June 3rd, 1928: Lieutenant (jg);
June 30th, 1936: Lieutenant;
December 1st, 1940: Lieutenant Commander.
?: Cranch Grammar School;
?: Quincy High School;
August 12th, 1920: U.S. Navy;
? - December 1921: USS Utah;
?: US Naval Academy;
? - January 7th, 1929: Junior Officer, USS Colorado
January 7th, 1929 - 1929: Naval Submarine Base New London, Connecticut;
1929 - April 1933: USS S-23, Submarine Division 4;
April 1933 - May 30th, 1936: Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department;
May 30th, 1936: USS R-11;
?: Commanding Officer USS R-13;
June 1939 - August 1940: Assistant Professor of Naval Science, Naval Reserve Officers Training Unit, Harvard University;
August 1940 - November 1941: Commanding Officer USS S-31;
November 1941: building/fitting officer USS Grunion;
April 22th, 1942: Commanding Officer, USS Grunion (SS-216).
Near the Aleoutians the USS Grunion managed to sink two enemy patrol craft and damaging another. The USS Grunion was directed to Dutch Harbor on July 30th, 1942 but never arrived there.
She was reported missing and presumed lost on August 16th, 1942.
Lieutenant Commander Abele’s three sons financed a search for the lost wreckege of their fathers ship. In August 2006 a wreck was found near Alaska that could be the USS Grunion.
On 9th December 1943, a Allen M. Sumner-Class destroyer was laid down at the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Main, that received the name USS Mannert L. Abele (DD-733) when she was launched on 23rd April 1944. The ship was sunk on 12th April 1945 during the Battle for Okinawa.
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