Lockwood, Charles Andrews, Jr., VADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1947, Office of the Naval Inspector General (Naval IG)
Service Years
1912 - 1947
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1890
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Midland, VA
Last Address
Los Gatos, CA

Date of Passing
Jun 06, 1967
 
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
C C-1 5

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Last Known Activity

After the war, Lockwood served as the Naval Inspector General until his retirement in June 1947. In retirement at Los Gatos, California, he authored and contributed to several best-selling books on naval history and submarine operations, including Tragedy at Honda, Sink-Em All, Through Hell and Deep Water, Hell at 50 Fathoms, Zoomies, Subs and Zeros, Hellcats of the Sea, Battles of the Philippine Sea, and Down to The Sea in Subs: My Life in the U.S. Navy.

He served as the technical advisor for the 1951 film Operation Pacific starring John Wayne. This film is considered a classic depicting submarine warfare. He was technical advisor for the 1957 film Hellcats of the Navy (a fictionalized version of his book Hellcats of the Sea), which starred Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis. He also served as technical advisor to the 1959 films On the Beach and Up Periscope.
   
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Arkansas (BB-33)Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache, CNO - OPNAVState Department, Washington, DC, Naval Support Unit (NSU)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)CNO - OPNAVCOMSUBPAC, COMNAVSUBFOROffice of the Naval Inspector General (Naval IG)
  1912-1912, USS Mississippi (BB-23)
  1912-1913, USS Arkansas (BB-33)
  1914-1914, NTS Great Lakes, IL
  1914-1914, USS Mohican (sloop of war)
  1914-1917, USS A-2 (SS-3)
  1916-1917, USS B-1 (SS-10)
  1917-1917, USS Galveston (CL-93)
  1917-1918, First Submarine Division
  1917-1918, 112X, USS Monadnock (BM-3)
  1918-1918, Naval Attache Office (NAO) Tokyo, Japan, Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache
  1918-1919, USS G-1 (SS-19.5)
  1918-1919, 112X, USS N-5 (SS-57)
  1919-1919, USS R-25 (SS-102)
  1920-1922, USS S-14 (SS-119)
  1922-1923, USS Quiros (PG-40)
  1923-1924, USS Isabel (PY-10)
  1924-1924, USS Peary (DD-226)
  1924-1925, USS Smith Thompson (DD-212)
  1924-1925, USS Elcano (PG-38)
  1925-1926, Submarine Division 13
  1926-1928, USS V-3 (SS-165)
  1929-1930, United States Naval Mission (Brazil), State Department, Washington, DC
  1931-1932, USS California (BB-44)
  1932-1933, USS Concord (CL-10)
  1933-1935, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1935-1937, Submarine Division 13
  1937-1939, CNO - OPNAV
  1939-1941, USS Richmond (CL-9)
  1941-1942, Naval Attache Office (NAO) London, Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache
  1942-1942, Commander, Allied Naval Forces, West Australia
  1942-1943, Commander Submarines, Southwest Pacific
  1943-1945, COMSUBPAC, COMNAVSUBFOR
  1945-1947, Office of the Naval Inspector General (Naval IG)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1922-1923 Yangtze River Operations
  1941-1942 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1942-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1908-1912, United States Naval Academy
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  Jun 08, 1923, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Aug 01, 1939, Promoted to Captain
  May 16, 1942, Promoted to Rear Admiral
  Oct 05, 1943, Promoted to Vice Admiral
  Jan 01, 1947, Retired
  Dec 05, 1970, USS Lockwood (FF-1064) commissioned
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United States Navy Memorial
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