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
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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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Submarine War Patrols
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Last Updated:
Nov 3, 2014
Personal Memories

10 Jan, 1943
USS Tarpon (Lt.Cdr. T.L. Wogan) left Pearl Harbour for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters, south of Honshu.
1 Feb, 1943
USS Tarpon (Lt.Cdr. T.L. Wogan) torpedoes and sinks the Japanese merchant Fushimi Maru (10935 GRT) about 20 nautical miles south of Omai Zaki in position 3408'N, 13811'E. (see map)
9 Feb, 1943
USS Tarpon (Lt.Cdr. T.L. Wogan) torpedoes and sinks the Japanese troop transport Tatsuta Maru (16975 GRT) about 42 nautical miles east of Mikura Jima in position 3345'N, 14025'E. (see map)
25 Feb, 1943
USS Tarpon (Lt.Cdr. T.L. Wogan) ended her 6th war patrol at Midway

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  224 Also There at This Battle:
  • Azer, John, CAPT, (1928-1948)
  • Bernard, Lawrence, RADM, (1937-1971)
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