Anderson, William, CAPT

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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
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Order of the Golden Dragon
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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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Alexandria, VA

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

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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 Narwhal (SS-167)
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USS Narwhal (SS-167), the lead ship of her class of submarine and one of the "V-boats", was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the narwhal. She was named V-5 (SC-1) when her keel was laid down on 10 May 1927 by the Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine.

V-5 was launched on 17 December 1929 sponsored by Mrs. Charles F. Adams, wife of the Secretary of the Navy, and commissioned on 15 May 1930, Lieutenant Commander John H. Brown, Jr. in command.

Narwhal was one of four submarines in overhaul caught by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in the early morning of 7 December 1941. Within minutes of the first enemy bomb explosions on Ford Island, Narwhal 's gunners were in action to assist in the destruction of two torpedo planes.
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Personal Memories

23 Oct, 1943
USS Narwhal (Cdr. F.D. Latta) left Brisbane for her 7th war patrol. She was to land 92 tons of ammunition and stores and a party of ten men.
13 Nov, 1943
USS Narwhal (Cdr. F.D. Latta) entered Ptiluan Bay to debark her passengers and half of her cargo.
15 Nov, 1943
USS Narwhal (Cdr. F.D. Latta) landed the rest of her stores at Nasipit, Mindanao. She then embarked 32 evacuees, including 8 women, 2 children, and a baby.
22 Nov, 1943
USS Narwhal (Cdr. F.D. Latta) ended her 7th war patrol when she returned to base at Darwin, Australia.

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  3 Also There at This Battle:
  • Parsons, Jr., Charles, CDR, (1929-1948)
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