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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Nov 2, 2014
Personal Memories

25 Nov, 1943
USS Narwhal (Cdr. F.D. Latta) left Darwin for her 8th war patrol. She was to land stores and 11 Army operatives at Cabadaran, Mindanao.
2 Dec, 1943
USS Narwhal (Cdr. F.D. Latta) landed her stores and the 11 Army operatives. She took onboard seven evacuees. Narwhal then sailed for Majacalar Bay, arriving off Negros Island on 3 December where she took 9 more people onboard.
5 Dec, 1943
USS Narwhal (Cdr. F.D. Latta) sank the Japanese merchant Himeno Maru (834 GRT) with gunfire off Camiquin Island in position 0909'N, 12429'E. (see map)
11 Dec, 1943
USS Narwhal (Cdr. F.D. Latta) debarked her passengers at Darwin. Then she continued on to Fremantle.

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