OGG, Robert, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1945, 12th Naval District
Service Years
1941 - 1945
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home Town
Gardiner Maine
Last Address
Gardiner Maine

Date of Passing
May 19, 2006
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

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Lt.Cmdr. Robert Danforth Ogg

Robert (Bob) Danforth Ogg, 87, of Santa Rosa, Calif. died Friday, May 19, 2006.

He was born June 10, 1918 in Gardiner, and was raised in Maine and in California.

Mr. Ogg attended Governor Dummer Academy and Berkeley High School, the University of California, Stanford University, and San Francisco University, earning a degree in engineering.

He served in the Navy during World War II as an intelligence officer retiring as a Lt. Commander and continued in the USNR most of his life.

Pearl Harbor advance-knowledge debate.
He became known on the History Channel programs on WWII as "Seaman Z" for his part in bringing to light, that the U.S.A. (may have been) aware and allowed Japan to attack Pearl Harbor. See Book "Day of Deceit."

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Robert Danforth Ogg


Bob Ogg, inventor of the Danforth anchor and lover of all things marine, was an avid supporter of the Laboratory since the 1970s. He generously shared his enthusiasm for scientific exploration on the open ocean by donating a research vessel to BML’s Marine Operations Program, and dedicating his time and financial support to a 6-year campaign to fund and construct BML’s West Wing. The West Wing Conference Room and the Director’s Office overlooking the open ocean are named in his honor.

Danforth Anchor Development

Anchors for floating vessels have evolved from ancient times. The earliest anchors were stones that had holding power of less than their own weight. By the early 1900s the stockless anchor had been developed. That style anchor was, and still is, widely used on merchant and naval ships because it is easily stowed in the hawse pipe. The stockless anchor has a holding power of about twice its weight in air. In the late 1930s Richard S. Danforth and his nephew, Robert Danforth Ogg, developed the theory and designs for a light weight, drag embedment anchor. U.S. Patent 2,249,546 was granted to Richard S. Danforth on July 15, 1941. The Danforth anchor developed holding power of about ten times its weight in air and was widely used on landing craft during World War II.

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