Cutter, Slade, CAPT

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112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1963-1965, 112X, US Navy Museum, Branch Medical Clinic (BMC)
Service Years
1935 - 1965

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New London, Connecticut

Date of Passing
Jun 08, 2005
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This profile was created on 7/19/2007.

This profile is about 70% complete.  

Please visit my WW II Submarine famous Naval officer profiles:

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  • Slade Deville Cutter was born November 1, 1911, in Chicago and raised on his family's corn and alfalfa farm in Oswego, Illinois.

  • He graduated with the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1935 and was an undefeated heavyweight intercollegiate boxing champion and All-American football place kicker and tackle at the Academy.

  • In 1935, Cutter served in the USS Idaho (BB-42) and then went on to submarine training at New London, Connecticut. 

  • After submarine school he returned to theAcademy and coached football with collateral duty in the S-30 (SS-135).

  • At the beginning of World War II Cutter served as executive officer on USS Pompano (SS-181).

  • While in command of Sea Horse (SS-304) Cutter is credited with sinking 23 Japanese ships and was later awarded four Navy Crosses for his patrols.

  • During his service in World War II he was also awarded two Silver Stars and one Bronze Star.

  • After the war, Cutter took charge of the Navy sports program, taking an armed forces team to the 1948 London Olympics, where he refereed boxing.

  • Served as executive officer of the tender Sperry (AS-12) in 1949-1950.

  • Served as Commander Submarine Division 32 in the early 1950s.

  • In the mid-1950s he moved on to a more interesting assignment as director of the Special Services program, where he was concerned with officers' clubs and liquor sales.

  • As a member of the Navy Information Office in the mid-1950s he became embroiled with the problems of security leaks, Admiral Rickover, and the Nautilus (SSN-571).

  • He returned to the U.S. Naval Academy as athletic director in 1957-1959.

  • Played a significant role in the construction of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium completed in 1959.

  • He commanded the command ship Northampton (CLC-1) when she was Second Fleet flagship at the Bay of Pigs in 1961.

  • In 1962, Cutter was elected as a charter member of the National College Football Hall of Fame.

  • He saw duty with NATO in Naples, Italy and as Director of the Navy Museum in 1963-1965.

  • Possible duty on USS Neosho (AO-143).

  • Retired in 1965.

  • He died on June 9, 2005 at Ginger Cove retirement community in Annapolis. He had Parkinson's disease.

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     Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
    US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavySubmarine School Officers Basic CourseUSS S-30 (SS-135)
    USS Pompano (SS-181)USS Seahorse (SS-304)USS Requin (SS-481)USS Sperry (AS-12)
    USS Northampton (CC-1)
      1931-1935, 110X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
      1936-1937, 00X, USS Idaho (BB-42)
      1938-1938, 117X, Submarine School Officers Basic Course
      1939-1940, 117X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
      1939-1940, 112X, USS S-30 (SS-135)
      1941-1942, 112X, USS Pompano (SS-181)
      1943-1944, 112X, USS Seahorse (SS-304)
      1945-1945, 112X, USS Requin (SS-481)
      1949-1950, 112X, USS Sperry (AS-12)
      1957-1959, 112X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
      1961-1962, 112X, USS Northampton (CC-1)
      1963-1965, 112X, US Navy Museum, Branch Medical Clinic (BMC)
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