Grenfell, Elton Watters, VADM

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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
1960-1964, COMNAVSUBFOR/COMSUBLANT
Service Years
1926 - 1964
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Decommissioning
Panama Canal
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1903
 
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Last Address
Alexandria, VA

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FIRST PERSON TO BE BOTH COMSUBPAC AND COMSUBLANT

   
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 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyUSS Lexington (CV-2)Submarine School Officers Basic
Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)NROTC (Faculty Staff)USS Pickerel (SS-177)Bureau of Ships
Mare Island Naval ShipyardUSS Gudgeon (SS-211)USS Tunny (APSS-282/SS-282)COMNAVSUBFOR/COMSUBPAC
COMSUBPAC/COMSUBRON 5CNO - OPNAVIndustrial College of the Armed Forces (Faculty Staff)COMNAVSUBFOR
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)COMNAVSUBFOR/COMSUBLANT
  1922-1926, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1926-1927, USS Florida (BB-30)
  1927-1927, Naval Torpedo Station, Newport RI
  1927-1928, USS Lexington (CV-2)
  1928-1928, Submarine School Officers Basic
  1928-1928, USS Childs (DD-241)
  1928-1933, USS R-4 (SS-81)
  1933-1934, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1934-1936, UC Berkeley NROTC (Faculty Staff)
  1936-1939, USS Pickerel (SS-177)
  1939-1940, Bureau of Engineering
  1940-1941, Bureau of Ships
  1941-1941, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  1941-1942, USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
  1942-1942, USS Tunny (APSS-282/SS-282)
  1942-1944, COMNAVSUBFOR/COMSUBPAC
  1944-1945, Submarine Division 44
  1945-1946, COMSUBPAC/COMSUBRON 5
  1946-1948, CNO - OPNAV
  1948-1949, Industrial College of the Armed Forces (Faculty Staff)
  1953-1953, COMNAVSUBFOR/COMSUBFLOT-1
  1953-1954, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1954-1955, CNO - OPNAV
  1955-1956, Chief of Naval Personnel (CHNAVPERS)
  1956-1959, COMNAVSUBFOR/COMSUBPAC
  1960-1964, COMNAVSUBFOR/COMSUBLANT
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1941-1942 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 1st War Patrol
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater1
  1942-1942 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 2nd War Patrol
  1963-1963 Sinking of the USS Thresher (SSN-593)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyUniversity of California, BerkeleyIndustrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C.
  1922-1926, United States Naval Academy1
  1934-1936, University of California, Berkeley
  1948-1949, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C.
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