Anderson, William, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1961-1962, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Service Years
1942 - 1962
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Plank Owner
Cold War

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Kent Weekly (SS/DSV) (DBF), EMCS to remember Anderson, William (CO USS Nautilus), CAPT USN(Ret).

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Last Address
Alexandria, VA

Date of Passing
Feb 25, 2007
Location of Interment
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Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

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Other Comments:
As the second commanding officer of the USS Nautilus (SSN-571), Captain William Anderson made the first voyage in history from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean via the North Pole. On 3 August 1958, at a depth of 400 feet, Nautilus passed beneath the Polar ice cap.
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USS New York (BB-34)
New York Class Battleship: Displacement 27,000 Tons, Dimensions, 573' (oa) x 95' 3" x 29' 7" (Max). Armament 10x 14"/45 21 x 5"/51, 56 x 4 x 21" tt. Armor, 12" Belt, 14" Turrets, 3" Decks, 12" Conning Tower. Machinery, 28,100 IHP; Vertical, triple expansion engines, 2 screws Speed, 21 Knots, Crew 1052. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by New York Naval Ship Yard, September 11, 1911. Launched October 30, 1912. Commissioned April 15, 1914. Decommissioned August 29, 1946. Stricken July 13, 1948. Fate: Target During Atomic Bomb Tests, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. Sunk, 40 miles off Oahu, July 8, 1948, by Naval Gunfire and Aircraft.

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2008
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12 Members Also There at Same Time
USS New York (BB-34)

Barbey, Daniel, ADM, (1912-1951) Captain
Baumberger, Walter Harlen, VADM, (1934-1974) Lieutenant
Cline, Jim, CPO, (1933-1958) Chief Petty Officer
England, John, ENS, (1940-1941) Seaman Apprentice
Rosso, George Aloysius, RADM, (1937-1963) OFF 410X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lehman, Woodrow Wilson, PO1, (1934-1942) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Street, William, CPO, (1940-1946) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Parks, William Jona, PO1, (1939-1945) GM GM-0000 Gunner's Mate 3rd Class
Langdell, Joseph Kopcho, LCDR, (1940-1945) Pho PhoM-0000 Seaman Apprentice
O'Brien, Forest Lee, PO1, (1939-1943) F3c F3c-0000 Fireman 3rd Class
Dighton, Samuel Reed, LTJG, (1940-1942) 00 OC Seaman Recruit
Dighton, Samuel Reed, LT, (1940-1942) Ensign

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