Hawes, Richard, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 111X, USS Anthedon (AS-24)
Service Years
1917 - 1952
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Deep Dive Diploma
Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena
Panama Canal
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Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Bersley H. Thomas, Jr. (Tom), SMCS to remember Hawes, Richard (Spittin Dick), RADM USN(Ret).

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Home Town
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Last Address

Date of Passing
Dec 30, 1968
Location of Interment
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Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

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Last Known Activity

As he left the Western Pacific theater in January 1945, the Commander, Submarines, Philippine Sea Frontier sent Anthedon a message of thanks and good wishes, describing Commander Hawes and his men as "ever ready, ever fearless."

Hawes was promoted to Captain on March 25, 1945. On December 1, 1952 he was transferred to the retired list and promoted to Rear Admiral.

Retirement and later years

On December 01, 1952 he was transferred to the retired list and promoted to Rear Admiral.

Rear Admiral Hawes died at his home in Thomson, Georgia, on December 30, 1968.

Other Comments:

When America entered World War I in 1917, Hawes enlisted in the Navy as a Fireman Second Class. Fifteen months later he accepted a temporary appointment as an Ensign, but reverted to Boatswain (Warrant Officer) in 1920.

Interwar service

In March 1926 Hawes joined Falcon (ASR-2) as Executive Officer. While aboard Falcon he played a key role in the salvage of S-51 off Block Island, R.I. in September 1925. For his part in that difficult and dangerous operation Boatswain Hawes received his first Navy Cross. He also assisted in the salvaging of the submarine S-4, which sank off Provincetown, Mass. in December 1927.

On February 18, 1929, Hawes was commissioned an Ensign by a special act of the U.S. Congress in recognition of his services in salvaging the S-51 and S-4.

In January 1940 Lieutenant Hawes assumed command of Pigeon (ASR-6) and was serving in that role when the United States entered World War II.

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 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Chanticleer (ASR-7)USS Anthedon (AS-24)
  1925-1928, USS Falcon (ASR-2)
  1940-1942, 111X, USS Pigeon (AM-47)
  1942-1944, 111X, USS Chanticleer (ASR-7)
  1944-1945, 111X, USS Anthedon (AS-24)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Japanese air attacks on US vessels in Cavite
  1941-1945 World War II
 Colleges Attended 
University of GeorgiaMercer University
  1912-1914, University of Georgia
  1914-1917, Mercer University
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