CONRAD, Robert Dexter, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
167X-Special Duty Officer - Merchant Marine, Engineering
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1947, Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Service Years
1927 - 1947

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Contact Info
Home Town
Orange, Massachusetts
Last Address
Captain Conrad retired in 1947 and died at New York on 26 July 1949 at the age of 44.

Date of Passing
Jul 26, 1949
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge

 Military Association Memberships
American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE)
  1932, American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE)

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Robert Dexter Conrad was an officer in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1927. Captain Robert Dexter Conrad worked with the Bureau of Construction and Repair and the Bureau of Ships and developed areas of armor, photoelasticity, turret design, the effects of gun blasts, ship models, propulsion, and other areas related to ship design and construction.
Other Comments:
Award named in his honor:  The Captain Robert Dexter Conrad Award.

The Navy's top scientific award, an annual award to the individual making an outstanding contribution in naval research and development bears Captain Conrad's name.

Ship naming:  The USNS Robert D. Conrad (T-AGOR-3), a research ship operated by Columbia University, was named in his honor.
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 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyAdvancement Schools and CoursesNaval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), NAVSEASYSCOM
Mare Island Naval ShipyardNaval Attache/Asst Naval Attache, CNO - OPNAVBureau of OrdnanceAssistant Secretary of the Navy (Research Development & Acquisitions) ASN (RD&A)
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
  1923-1927, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1927-1930, USS Florida (BB-30)
  1930-1932, Naval Construction and Engineering Course @ MIT
  1933-1937, Bureau of Construction, Equipment and Repair
  1933-1939, David Taylor Model Basin , Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock Division
  1939-1940, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  1940-1942, Naval Attache Office (NAO) London, Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache
  1942-1942, Bureau of Ordnance
  1942-1945, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research Development & Acquisitions) ASN (RD&A)
  1945-1947, Office of Naval Research (ONR)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge College
  1923-1927, United States Naval Academy
  1930-1932, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  1933-1935, Cambridge College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Captain Robert Dexter Conrad Award6
  May 21, 2014, General Photos
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