Steele, James Mortimer, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1946, 112X, US Pacific Command (USCINCPAC/USPACOM)
Service Years
1916 - 1946

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Home Town
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Last Address
Denver, CO

Date of Passing
May 24, 1977
Location of Interment
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Last Known Activity

Was forced ashore for final years of service due to collision with USS Washington (BB-56) while he was CO of USS Indiana.

Other Comments:

Was the commanding officer of USS Utah during attack on Pearl Harbor.

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyNaval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLNAS Pensacola
Submarine School Officers Basic CourseMare Island Naval ShipyardNAS Coco Solo, PanamaNaval War College (Staff)
NAVSTA Pearl Harbor, HICommander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)US Pacific Command (USCINCPAC/USPACOM)
  1912-1916, 110X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1916-1917, 116X, USS San Diego (ACR/CA-6)
  1917-1919, 111X, USS Pittsburgh (CA-4)
  1919-1920, 111X, USS Nevada (BB-36)
  1920-1920, 111X, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1920-1920, 111X, NAS Pensacola
  1920-1920, 111X, USS Kansas (BB-21)
  1920-1920, 117X, Submarine School Officers Basic Course
  1920-1923, 112X, USS R-1 (SS-78)
  1923-1925, 112X, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  1925-1927, 112X, USS S-6 (SS-111)
  1927-1928, 112X, USS Toucey (DD-282)
  1928-1930, 112X, Bureau of Navigation
  1930-1933, 112X, USS Marblehead (CL-12)
  1933-1935, 112X, NAS Coco Solo, Panama
  1935-1937, 112X, USS Nevada (BB-36)
  1937-1938, 112X, USS Brazos (AO-4)
  1938-1939, 112X, Naval War College (Staff)
  1939-1941, 112X, Naval War College (Staff)
  1941-1941, 112X, USS Utah (BB-31)
  1941-1942, 112X, NAVSTA Pearl Harbor, HI
  1942-1944, 112X, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1944-1944, 112X, USS Indiana (BB-58)
  1944-1946, 112X, US Pacific Command (USCINCPAC/USPACOM)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor2
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor6
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater4
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1912-1916, United States Naval Academy
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