Castle, William, CDR

Limited Duty Officer
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Commander
Current/Last Primary NEC
619X-Limited Duty Officer - Surface Communications
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Limited Duty Officer
Primary Unit
1995-1996, 000X, NCTS Cutler ME
Previously Held NEC
23CQ-Submarine Combined Cryptographic Equipment Maintenance Technician
719X-Warrant Officer - Surface Communications Technician
719X-Warrant Officer - Communications Technician
712X-Warrant Officer - Operations Technician - Surface
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Service Years
1961 - 1996
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
Commander
Commander

 Official Badges 

Allied Command Atlantic Joint Chiefs of Staff US Navy Retired 30


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

Persian Gulf Yacht Club Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon

Persian Excursion LDO/CWO Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

Diesel Boats Forever Enlisted GONZO Station Yacht Club Excellence Award for the best Communication Departments Maritime Warfare Excellence Award






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  1965-1968, 23CQ, USS Sturgeon (SSN-637)

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From Month/Year
- / 1965

To Month/Year
- / 1968

Unit
USS Sturgeon (SSN-637) Unit Page

Rank
Petty Officer First Class

NEC
23CQ-Submarine Combined Cryptographic Equipment Maintenance Technician

Location
New London

Country/State
Connecticut
 
 
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 USS Sturgeon (SSN-637) Details

USS Sturgeon (SSN-637)
Specifications
Displacement
4,250 tons standard
4,780 tons submerged
Length
292 feet
Beam
32 feet
Draft
28.8 feet
Speed
Official: 20-plus knots
Actual: 25 knots
official: "greater than 400 feet"
Actual: 1300 feet [400 meters] test depth
Actual: 1900 feet [600 meters] collapse depth
Power Plant
One S5W nuclear reactor,
two steam turbines, 15,000 shp, one shaft
Armament
Radars
BPS-14/15 surface search
Sonars
BQQ-5 multi-function bow mounted
BQR-7 passive in submarines with BQQ-2
BQR-26 in SSN 666
BQS-6 active in submarines with BQQ-2
BQS-12 active on SSN 637-664
BQS-13 active on SSN 665-687
TB-16 or TB-23 towed array
EW Systems
WLQ-4(V)
WLR-4(V)
WLR-9
Unit Cost
$320 million [1990 prices]



Type
Sub-Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Submarines

Strength
Submarine

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Nov 5, 2009
   
   
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8 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Sturgeon (SSN-637)

Arnold, George H., PO1, (1959-1968) STS 1591 Petty Officer First Class
Vertz, Wallace, PO1, (1961-1970) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Scott, Lawrence, PO2, (1959-1971) SH SH-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Volling, George, PO1, (1962-1970) ETN ETN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Hartman, James, PO1, (1957-1973) Petty Officer First Class
Jans, James, LT, (1960-1981) Petty Officer First Class
ONeill, Joseph, SCPO, (1965-1985) Seaman
Bundy, William, CDR, (1964-1994) Petty Officer First Class

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