Pye, William Satterlee, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Primary Unit
1944-1946, Naval War College (Staff)
Service Years
1901 - 1944
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Last Address
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Date of Passing
May 04, 1959
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 3, Plot 2454-1

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ADMIRAL PYE was acting CINCPACFLT from the time Admiral Kimmel was relieved until Admiral Nimitz took over on 31 DEC 1941

His son was Pye, John Briscoe, LCDR who was the Executive Officer of the USS Swordfish (SS-193) sunk.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyNaval War College (Staff)Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP)
USCINCLANTCNO - OPNAVCommander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)NAVSTA Newport, RI
  1906-1908, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1910-1912, USS Minnesota (BB-22)
  1913-1915, Naval War College (Staff)
  1915-1916, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP) New York, NY
  1916-1917, USS Jacob Jones (DD-61)
  1917-1919, USCINCLANT
  1919-1921, CNO - OPNAV
  1921-1922, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
  1922-1923, USS Farragut (DD-300)
  1922-1923, COMDESDIV 31, Commander Destroyers, Battle Force
  1924-1927, CNO - OPNAV
  1932-1933, USS Nevada (BB-36)
  1933-1934, Commander, Scouting Force, Pacific Fleet
  1934-1935, Naval War College (Staff)
  1940-1941, Commander, Battleships, Battle Force
  1941-1941, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1941-1942, Commander, Battle Force, Pacific Fleet
  1942-1942, Commander, Battle Force, Pacific Fleet
  1942-1944, Naval War College (Staff)
  1942-1944, NAVSTA Newport, RI
  1942-1946, NAVSTA Newport, RI
  1944-1946, Naval War College (Staff)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Wake Island
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1941-1945 World War II
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval War College
  1897-1901, United States Naval Academy
  1934-1935, Naval War College
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