Chandler, Charles Richardson, CAPT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 111X, Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV)
Service Years
1939 - 1969
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena
Panama Canal
Captain
Captain

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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Washington D.C.
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jun 14, 2005
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec. 3 Site 2558LH

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon


 Military Association Memberships
United States Naval Academy Alumni AssociationMilitary Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesSubmarine Veterans of WW IINational Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)
Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA)Veterans of the Vietnam War
  1939, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association - Assoc. Page
  1941, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1943, Submarine Veterans of WW II
  1945, National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1945, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  1954, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1965, Veterans of the Vietnam War


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
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  1939-1941, 116X, USS California (BB-44)

Ensign

From Month/Year
- / 1939

To Month/Year
- / 1941

Unit
USS California (BB-44) Unit Page

Rank
Ensign

NEC
116X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare (In Training)

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 USS California (BB-44) Details

USS California (BB-44)
        Hull number BB-44

Launched: Nov. 20, 1919

Photo from 1921.































On Dec 7th she was docked at Pearl Harbor: Battleship Row; forward of the Maryland and Oklahoma

Fate: The California was struck by two torpedoes and one bomb. The first torpedo hit at 8:05 a.m.; the second came moments later. With a gaping hole in the ship, it started capsizing. Despite efforts to bail water from the ship, it sank to the harbor bottom after three days of progressive flooding.

Crew: 2,200

Deceased: 105

The ship was raised via cofferdams, moved to the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard on April, 1942, with repairs to her cage mainmast and all six 14" forward guns were removed to facilitate her refloating.  It took until January, 1944 for the ship's total reconstruction but it was a match for most of the newer US battleships in all but it's main guns (still 14").

An after view of the USS California.


































January, 1945, the USS California was hit by a Japanese kamikaze where 44 of her crew died and 155 injured.  Battle repairs were made to keep her battle-worthy and on station.  She stayed on station until the end of the month and returned to Puget Sound for repairs.  She was back on station for the landings at Okinawa and from there until the Japanese surrender in mid-August.

Of historical interest is that after the official end of WWII, the USS California was still on duty and after different assignments in Philippines and other areas in SE Asia, she returned to the US on Dec 7, 1945 - exactly 4 years to the day of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Decommissioned: Feb. 14, 1947

Sold for scrap in 1959.


Type
Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Tennessee-class

Strength
Battleship

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Aug 3, 2013
   
   
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129 Members Also There at Same Time
USS California (BB-44)

Bernard, Lawrence, RADM, (1937-1971) OFF 116X Ensign
Calhoun, William L., ADM, (1906-1946) OFF 112X Captain
McGrath, Thomas Patrick, LCDR, (1936-1943) OFF 000X Ensign
Richey, Joseph, ENS, (1940-1941) OFF 131X Ensign
Willett, Kenneth Martin, LTJG, (1940-1942) OFF 110X Ensign
Lofberg, Gus Brynolf, LCDR, (1927-1942) OFF 611X Lieutenant Commander
Hohenstein, Raymond Charles, CAPT, (1940-1961) OFF 410X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Luckenbach, Lovine, LCDR, (1928-1958) MU MU-3853 Chief Petty Officer
Thornton, Geroge, CPO, (1939-1969) YN YN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Adcock, Curtis, CPO, (1930-1942) SK SK-0000 Chief Petty Officer
REEVES, Thomas James, CPO, (1917-1941) RM RM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Blankenship, Henry Wilbur, PO1, (1928-1941) PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Bush, Samuel Jackson, PO1, (1939-1941) MAT MATT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Carpenter, Elmer Lemuel, PO1, (1932-1941) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Clark, Cullen, PO1 FN FN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Davis, Edward, PO1 SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Dugger, Guy, PO1 FN FN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Hildebrand Jr., John, PO1 FN FN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Kaufman, Harry, PO1, (1941-1941) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Lewis, John, PO1 SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
London, James, PO1 SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Pharris, Jackson Charles, LCDR, (1933-1948) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Santo, William, PO1, (1941-1945) 00 00-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Scott, Robert Raymond, PO1, (1938-1941) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Smith, Benjamin James, PO1, (1939-1945) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Stapler, Leo, PO1 MS MS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Sweany, Charles, PO1 EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Allen, Thomas Benton, PO2, (1937-1941) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Beal, Albert Quentin, PO2, (1936-1941) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Bowden, Edward Daniel, PO2, (1940-1941) F2c F2c-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Butler, James Warren, PO2, (1938-1941) F2c F2c-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Cole, Francis, PO2 SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Dompier, Marshall, PO2 SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Henderson, Gilbert, PO2 MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Hillman, Merle, PO2 PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Przybysz, Alexsander, PO2 PrT PrT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Ross, Joe, PO2 RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Shelly Jr., Russell, PO2 MU MU-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Simmons, Frank, PO2 MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Vining, George, PO2 MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Presley, Lois Elmore, CPO, (1932-1943) GM GM-0000 Gunner's Mate 2nd Class
Alford, John, CPO SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Beckwith, Thomas Stewart, PO2, (1938-1941) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Cooper, Kenneth, PO3, (1941-1941) FC FC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Deetz, John, PO3, (1941-1941) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Garcia, Robert, PO3, (1941-1941) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Jacobs, Richard, PO3 SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Johnson, Melvin, PO3 RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Jones, Ernest, PO3 MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Keener, Arlie, PO3 SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Lancaster, John, PO3 PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Larsen, Donald, PO3 RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Manges, Howard, PO3, (1941-1941) FC FC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Montgomery, William, PO3, (1941-1941) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Parker, June, PO3, (1941-1941) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Roberts, Samuel B., PO2, (1939-1942) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Rosenthal, Alfred, PO3 RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Royse, Frank, PO3 RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Searle, Erwin, PO3, (1941-1941) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class

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