Calvert, James Francis, 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
Service Years
1942 - 1973
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Bryn Mawr, PA

Date of Passing
Jun 03, 2009
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Submarine Veterans of WW IIUnited States Naval Academy Alumni Association
  0, Submarine Veterans of WW II
  0, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
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Other Comments:
Admiral Calvert was the Commanding Officer of USS Skate (SSN-578) when she became the first submarine to surface at the North Pole. 
9:47 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Aug. 11, 1958, the 265-foot-long Skate — the third nuclear-powered submarine in the American fleet — poked through a break in the ice near the North Pole. Soon after, Admiral Calvert, then a commander, radioed the news to headquarters in New London, Conn.

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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge
Command Ashore
Command at Sea

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)Submarine School Officers Basic CourseUSS Jack (SS-259)USS Haddo (SS-255)
USS Charr (SS-328)USS Harder (SS-568)USS Trigger (SS-564)Naval Reactors
  1939-1942, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1942-1942, Submarine School Officers Basic Course
  1942-1945, USS Jack (SS-259)
  1945-1946, USS Haddo (SS-255)
  1946-1947, USS Charr (SS-328)
  1947-1949, USS Harder (SS-568)
  1952-1954, USS Trigger (SS-564)
  1955-1957, Naval Reactors Arlington, VA
  1957-1959, USS Skate (SSN-578)
  1967-1968, Commander Cruiser-Destroyer Flotilla Eight (COMCRUDESFLOT 8)
  1968-1972, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1943-1943 USS JACK (SS-259) 2nd War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS JACK (SS-259) 3rd War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS JACK (SS-259) 4th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS JACK (SS-259) 5th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS JACK (SS-259) 6th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS JACK (SS-259) 7th War Patrol
  1945-1945 USS JACK (SS-259) 8th War Patrol
  1945-1945 USS HADDO (SS-255) 10th War Patrol
 Colleges Attended 
Oberlin CollegeUnited States Naval Academy
  1937-1939, Oberlin College
  1939-1942, United States Naval Academy
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