Christie, Ralph Waldo, 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
1949-1949, Commander, Western Sea Frontier
Service Years
1915 - 1949
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Vice Admiral

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Home Town
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Last Address
Honolulu, HI

Date of Passing
Dec 19, 1987
Location of Interment
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Admiral Christie was the only Flag Officer in WWII to participate in a submarine war patrol.  He made 2 one on USS Bowfin and one on USS Harder.

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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 2 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavySubmarine School Officers BasicUSS Fulton (AS-1)
USS C-1 (SS-9)USS Camden (AS-6)NROTC (Faculty Staff)USS Rainbow (AS-7)
USS Argonne (AS-10))USS Holland (AS-3)USS Narwhal (SS-167)USS Ranger (CV-4)
Bureau of OrdnanceUSS Snapper (SS-185)USS Griffin (AS-13)COMSUBRON 20, COMSUBGRU 10
COMFIFTHFLTPuget Sound Navy Yard
  1911-1915, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1915-1916, USS New Jersey (BB-16)
  1916-1917, USS Montana (ACR-13)
  1916-1917, Submarine School Officers Basic
  1917-1917, USS Fulton (AS-1)
  1917-1919, USS C-1 (SS-9)
  1919-1920, USS Camden (AS-6)
  1920-1920, USS R-6 (SS-83)
  1920-1921, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1921-1922, Naval Torpedo Station, Newport RI
  1922-1923, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) NROTC (Cadre)
  1923-1923, USS S-1 (SS-105)
  1923-1924, USS Rainbow (AS-7)
  1924-1924, USS S-7 (SS-112)
  1924-1925, USS John D.Ford (DD-228)
  1925-1926, SUBBASE Cavite PI
  1926-1928, Naval Torpedo Station, Newport RI
  1928-1930, USS Argonne (AS-10))
  1930-1931, USS Holland (AS-3)
  1931-1933, Naval Torpedo Station, Newport RI
  1933-1934, USS Narwhal (SS-167)
  1934-1936, USS Ranger (CV-4)
  1936-1939, Bureau of Ordnance
  1939-1940, Submarine Division 15
  1939-1940, USS Snapper (SS-185)
  1940-1941, USS Griffin (AS-13)
  1940-1942, COMSUBRON 20, COMSUBGRU 10
  1942-1942, CTF 42
  1942-1942, Commander, Eastern Australia Submarine Group
  1942-1943, Bureau of Ordnance
  1943-1944, Commander Submarines, Southwest Pacific
  1943-1944, Commander, Task Force 51, COMFIFTHFLT
  1943-1944, Commander, Allied Naval Forces, West Australia
  1944-1948, Puget Sound Navy Yard
  1949-1949, Commander, Western Sea Frontier
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I/Atlantic Convoy
  1941-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 USS BOWFIN (SS-287) 3rd War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS HARDER (SS-257) 5th War Patrol
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyUnited States Naval AcademyMassachusetts Institute of Technology
  1911-1915, United States Naval Academy
  1920-1921, United States Naval Academy
  1921-1923, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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