Clarey, Bernard, ADM

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1970-1973, 112X, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Service Years
1934 - 1973
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Order of the Rock
Order of the Square Rigger
Iwo Jima
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Kent Weekly (SS/DSV) (DBF), EMCS to remember Clarey, Bernard (Chick), ADM USN(Ret).

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Home Town
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Last Address
Oskaloosa, IA

Date of Passing
Jun 15, 1996
Location of Interment
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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Admiral Clarey served as a vice president for the Bank of Hawaii from 1973 to 1977

Other Comments:

CDR. B. A. Clarey, HELENA's executive officer, spent most of the war years in the submarine service. And he's alive today because fate intervened.

In January 1943, Clarey was a lieutenant assigned to the submarine Amberjack. 
A few hours before the Amberjack was to leave on patrol, Clarey was taken ill. 
The Amberjack went to sea and never returned.

During the war, Comdr. Clarey made eight submarine patrols and took part in the sinking or damaging of 16 enemy ships, including the sinking of the same ship twice! 

On Oct. 10, 1942 Amberjack sank the Japanese whale factory ship Tonan Maru in Kavieng harbor, New Ireland, but the Japanese slavaged the Tonan Maru and put her back in operation. Not quite 2 years later Pintado (Clarey Commanding) sunk the Tonan Maru in the East China Sea.

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Command at Sea
Command Ashore

 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavySubmarine School Officers BasicUSS Nautilus (SS-168)
USS Dolphin (SS-169)USS Amberjack (SS-219)USS Peto (SS-265)NSY Portsmouth
USS Pintado (SS-387)COMNAVSUBFOR/COMSUBPACSecretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON CIO)Office of the Naval Inspector General (Naval IG)
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)USS Hassayampa (AO-145)Office of the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1930-1934, 110X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1934-1936, 111X, USS Milwaukee (CL-5)
  1936-1936, 117X, Submarine School Officers Basic
  1937-1941, 112X, USS Nautilus (SS-168)
  1941-1942, 112X, USS Dolphin (SS-169)
  1942-1943, 112X, USS Amberjack (SS-219)
  1943-1943, 112X, USS Peto (SS-265)
  1943-1944, 112X, NSY Portsmouth
  1944-1945, 112X, USS Pintado (SS-387)
  1945-1946, 112X, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON CIO)
  1946-1947, 112X, Office of the Naval Inspector General (Naval IG)
  1949-1951, 112X, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1951-1952, 112X, USS Helena (CA-75)
  1952-1953, 112X, Submarine Division 52
  1953-1955, 112X, CNO - OPNAV
  1955-1956, 112X, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
  1958-1958, 112X, USS Hassayampa (AO-145)
  1958-1962, 112X, Office of the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)
  1964-1966, 112X, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1966-1967, 112X, COMSECONDFLT
  1967-1968, 112X, CNO - OPNAV
  1968-1970, 112X, CNO - OPNAV
  1970-1973, 112X, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor3
  1941-1942 USS Dolphin (SF-10/SC-3/SS-169)/USS DOLPHIN (SS-169) 1st War Patrol
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 Submarine War Patrols
  1942-1943 Submarine War Patrols
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1944-1944 USS PINTADO (SS-387) 1st War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS PINTADO (SS-387) 2nd War Patrol
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1945 USS PINTADO (SS-387) 3rd War Patrol
  1945-1945 USS PINTADO (SS-387) 4th War Patrol
  1950-1953 Korean War5
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1930-1934, United States Naval Academy
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