Murphy, Vincent Raphael, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Primary Unit
1945-1946, Naval Historical Center (NAVHISTCEN)
Service Years
1917 - 1946
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Contact Info
Home Town
Norfolk, VA
Last Address
Washington, DC

Date of Passing
Jul 10, 1974
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
United States Navy Memorial
  2020, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On December 7, Captain Vincent R. Murphy was on the staff of Admiral Kimmel as Assistant to the War Plans' Officer, and on that day was Staff Duty Officer when he relayed the message, "Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor, this is no drill."
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS S-41 (SS-146)USS S-37 (SS-142)NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)USS Texas (BB-35)CNO - OPNAVCommander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)Naval Historical Center (NAVHISTCEN)
  1917-1917, USS Nevada (BB-36)
  1917-1919, USS Montana (ACR-13)
  1920-1920, USS R-23 (SS-100)
  1923-1924, USS S-41 (SS-146)
  1924-1925, USS S-37 (SS-142)
  1926-1926, USS Huron (CA-9)
  1926-1926, USS Chewink (AM-39)
  1927-1929, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1929-1931, USS S-11 (SS-116)
  1932-1934, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1936-1937, USS Texas (BB-35)
  1937-1939, CNO - OPNAV
  1940-1942, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1944-1945, USS Alabama (BB-60)
  1945-1945, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics) OP-04, DCNO (M,P,T&E)
  1945-1946, Naval Historical Center (NAVHISTCEN)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1918-1918 World War I/Convoy Duty
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1914-1917, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 24, 1914, Appointed Midshipman
  Jun 29, 1917, Commissioned Ensign
  Oct 18, 1917, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Jul 01, 1920, Promoted to Lieutenant
  May 06, 1922, Married - Elizabeth Dudley Watson
  Apr 13, 1930, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Jan 01, 1938, Promoted to Commander
  Jan 01, 1942, Promoted to Captain
  Mar 23, 1944, Testimony in the HART INQUIRY into Pearl Harbor
  Aug 12, 1944, Commanding Officer USS Alabama (BB-60)
  Feb 01, 1945, Promoted to Rear Admiral
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