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
Location of Interment
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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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USS TRUTTA (SS-421) 1st War Patrol
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She is ordered to patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas.
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Sep 26, 2008
Personal Memories


3 Apr, 1945
USS Trutta (Cdr. A.C. Smith) departs Saipan for her 1st war patrol. She is ordered to patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas.
19 Apr, 1945
USS Trutta (Cdr. A.C. Smith) sinks the Japanese merchant vessel Kaiyo Maru (approx. 400 GRT) and the Japanese merchant fishing boats Kinshu Maru and Mitsuyama Maru with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 3752'N, 12224'E. (see map)
4 May, 1945
USS Trutta (Cdr. A.C. Smith) ends her 1st war patrol at Guam.

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