Carter, Worrall Reed, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1947, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
Service Years
1908 - 1947
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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United States
United States
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Currie Carter-Family to remember Carter, Worrall Reed (Nick), RADM USN(Ret).

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Home Town
Shipmates Only
Last Address
1553 Cloncurry Rd
Norfolk, VA 23235

Date of Passing
Jul 22, 1975
Location of Interment
Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Rear Admiral Carter was born on the SS Storm King in the Pacific Ocean

Enter "the secret weapon," as Admiral Nimitz called Service Squadron Ten. Commodore Worrall R. Carter survived Pearl Harbor to devise the miraculous mobile service force that made it possible for the Navy to move toward Japan in great jumps instead of taking the slow and costly alternative of capturing a whole series of islands on which to build a string of land bases.

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‚??From 7 December 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, until they admitted defeat in August 1945, our fleet continuously grew. During those stirring and difficult times, the accounts of ship actions, air strikes, and amphibious operations make up the thrilling combat history of the Pacific theater. Linked inseparably with combat is naval logistic support, the support which makes available to the fleet such essentials as ammunition, fuel, food, repair services‚??in short, all the necessities, at the proper time and place and in adequate amounts. This support, from advanced bases and from floating mobile service squadrons and groups, maintained the fleet and enabled it to take offensive action farther from home supply points than was ever before thought possible.‚??

-Admiral Worrall Reed Carter, USN (Ret), Commander Naval Bases South
Pacific, 1942.

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyNaval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)NROTC (Staff)
USS Fulton (AS-1)Commander in Chief US Naval Forces Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR)/Commander US Naval Forces Europe (COMUSNAVEUSS Mississippi (BB-41)State Department, Washington, DC, Naval Support Unit (NSU)
Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)NAS NorfolkNAS PensacolaNAVSTA Norfolk, VA
NAVBASE Guantanamo BayNAVSUBASE Pearl HarborCOMSUBRON 4, COMSUBGRU 2Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
USS Maryland (BB-46)NAS MajuroUSS Prairie (AD-15)Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1904-1908, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1908-1911, USS Minnesota (BB-22)
  1911-1911, USS Castine (PG-6)
  1911-1912, USS C-5 (SS-16)
  1912-1913, USS D-3 (SS-19)
  1913-1914, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1914-1915, Columbia University NROTC (Cadre)
  1916-1917, USS L-11 (SS-51)
  1917-1918, USS Fulton (AS-1)
  1918-1919, Commander in Chief US Naval Forces Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR)/Commander US Naval Forces Europe (COMUSNAVE
  1919-1920, USS Nevada (BB-36)
  1922-1923, USS Procyon (AG -11)
  1923-1925, USS Mississippi (BB-41)
  1925-1926, United States Naval Mission (Brazil), State Department, Washington, DC
  1926-1926, Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
  1926-1927, NAS Norfolk
  1927-1927, NAS Pensacola
  1927-1929, USS Osborne (DD-295)
  1929-1931, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1931-1933, USS Nokomis (PY-6)
  1934-1936, NAVSTA Norfolk, VA
  1936-1938, USS Marblehead (CL-12)
  1938-1940, NAVBASE Guantanamo Bay
  1940-1941, NAVSUBASE Pearl Harbor
  1940-1941, COMSUBRON 4, COMSUBGRU 2
  1941-1942, Commander, Battleships, Battle Force
  1941-1942, USS Maryland (BB-46)
  1942-1943, Commander, Naval Bases, South Pacific
  1943-1944, COMSERVRONSOPAC, Commander South Pacific Area and South Pacific Force (COMSOPAC)
  1943-1944, NAS Majuro
  1944-1945, Commander, Service Squadron TEN (COMSERVRON TEN), Commander, Service Force, Pacific Fleet
  1944-1945, USS Prairie (AD-15)
  1945-1945, USS Ocelot (IX-110)
  1945-1947, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1907-1909 Cruise of the Great White Fleet
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1941-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of the Philippines
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1943-1943 Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)/Invasion & Occupation of Attu
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyColumbia University
  1904-1908, United States Naval Academy
  1914-1915, Columbia University
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