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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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Kent Weekly (SS/DSV) (DBF), EMCS to remember Murphy, Vincent Raphael (CO BB-60 1944 - 1945), VADM USN(Ret).

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Date of Passing
Jul 10, 1974
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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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 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyUSS S-41 (SS-146)USS S-37 (SS-142)
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Texas (BB-35)CNO - OPNAVCommander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)Naval Historical Center (NAVHISTCEN)
  1914-1917, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1917-1918, USS Montana (ACR-13)
  1918-1919, USS R-23 (SS-100)
  1919-1923, Submarines
  1923-1924, USS S-41 (SS-146)
  1924-1926, USS S-37 (SS-142)
  1926-1927, USS Huron (CA-9)
  1927-1927, USS Chewink (AM-39)
  1927-1929, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1929-1932, USS S-11 (SS-116)
  1932-1935, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1935-1937, USS Texas (BB-35)
  1937-1940, CNO - OPNAV
  1940-1942, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1942-1944, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1944-1945, USS Alabama (BB-60)
  1945-1945, DCNO (M,P,T&E)/Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics) OP-04
  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
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Wake Island
  1941-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Cape Engano
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Caroline Islands Operation
  1944-1944 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Mindoro
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
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United States Naval Academy
  1914-1917, United States Naval Academy
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