Rindskopf, Maurice, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1966-1972, Director of Naval Intelligence (DNI), CNO - OPNAV
Service Years
1938 - 1972
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Home Town
Last Address
Annoplis, Maryland

Date of Passing
Jul 27, 2011
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea, Pacific Ocean
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Not Specified

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Last Known Activity
Retiring from the Navy in 1972, Rindskopf worked for Westinghouse for 16 years.
Other Comments:

As second-in-command (Executive Officer) of Drum in June 1944, just prior to Drum's tenth patrol, the incumbent commanding officer developed gall stones. Rindskopf wrote of it in an unpublished autobiography:

I was given two choices: To take command, or to break in yet another skipper. The decision was easy, and I became the first in the [U.S. Naval Academy] class of 1938 to command a fleet boat on patrol.[1]

During his first patrol in command Rindskopf only came across targets too small for a torpedo. He sank them by gunfire and brought the survivors aboard, putting them to work in the galley (kitchen). They became Drum's cooks.[4]

Drum did not sink another ship in World War II following Rindskopf's detachment.

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 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)USS Colorado (BB-45)School Assignments - StaffUSS Drum (SS-228)
USS Sea Cat (SS-399)USS Fulton (AS-11)Commander Submarine Flotillas, Atlantic FleetDirector of Naval Intelligence (DNI), CNO - OPNAV
  1934-1938, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1938-1940, USS Colorado (BB-45)
  1940-1941, Submarine Auxiliary Package School
  1941-1943, USS Drum (SS-228)
  1943-1946, USS Drum (SS-228)
  1946-1948, USS Sea Cat (SS-399)
  1948-1950, USS Fulton (AS-11)
  1950-1966, Commander Submarine Flotillas, Atlantic Fleet
  1966-1972, Director of Naval Intelligence (DNI), CNO - OPNAV
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