Lee, Willis Augustus, Jr., VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 111X, USS South Dakota (BB-57)
Service Years
1908 - 1945
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Date of Passing
Aug 25, 1945
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                                 U.S.S. Willis A. Lee (DL-4)


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  1945-1945, 111X, USS South Dakota (BB-57)

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USS South Dakota (BB-57) Unit Page

Vice Admiral

111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare

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 USS South Dakota (BB-57) Details

USS South Dakota (BB-57)
South Dakota Class Battleship: Displacement 35,000 Tons, Dimensions, 680' 4" (oa) x 108' 2" x 36' 2" (Max). Armament 9 x 16"/45 16 x 5"/38AA, 12 x 1.1" 12 x 0.5", 3 AC. Armor, 12 1/4" Belt, 18" Turrets, 1 1/2" +6" +1/3" Decks, 15" Conning Tower. Machinery, 130,000 SHP; G.E. Geared Turbines, 4 screws. Speed, 27 Knots, Crew 1793. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by New York, Shipbuilding, Camden NJ., July 5 1939. Launched June 7 1941. Commissioned March 20 1942. Decommissioned January 31 1947. Stricken June 1 1962. Fate: Sold, October 25 1962 and broken up for scrap.

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South Dakota-class


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Last Updated: Feb 23, 2008
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USS South Dakota BB-57 was VADM Lee's Flagship. VADM Lee was Commander Battleship Squadron 2

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13 Members Also There at Same Time
USS South Dakota (BB-57)

GLEISTEN, HOWARD, CAPT, (1939-1965) OFF 220X Lieutenant
Lesher, David R., (1943-1945) BG BUG-0000 Other Service Rank
Samms, Floyd Tamerlane, LT, (1938-1967) YN YN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Barry, John (Jack), PO1, (1942-1947) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Cavell, Charles, PO1, (1941-1952) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Stein, William, PO2 PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Branning, James Robert, PO3, (1943-1946) SM SM-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Momsen, Charles, VADM, (1919-1955) Captain
Arthur, Edwin, CDR, (1940-1946) Commander
Arthur, Edwin, CDR, (1940-1946) Lieutenant Commander
Lloyd, Emory, PO2 Petty Officer Second Class
Wier, Al, PO3, (1944-1946) Petty Officer Third Class
Bailey, Gerald, PO3, (1944-1946) Seaman 1st Class
Maday, Lawrence J., SN, (1943-1946) Seaman Recruit

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