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Date of Birth 6 May 1890Midland, Virginia, USA
Date of Death 6 June 1967
Birth NameCharles Andrews Lockwood Jr.

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Admiral Lockwood served in submarines in World War I, and spent most of his career connected to the "silent service." He spent a year from early 1941 to early 1942 as naval attaché to Britain and observed how Britain dealt with U-boats. He was promoted to Rear Admiral in May, 1942, and was made Commander of Submarines, Southwest Pacific (COMSUBSOWESPAC). In that time, he helped to diagnose the problems with American torpedoes that kept them for making hits on the enemy. In February, 1943, he was sent to Pearl Harbor to become Commander, Submarines Pacific (COMSUBPAC). He spent the rest of World War II in that role. He was promoted to vice admiral in October, 1943. His loyalty to his men, including making sure they had leave at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, and plenty of vegetables and ice cream on their return, earned the devotion of his men, who called him "Uncle Charlie." He retired in 1947 and became an author and movie consultant. He died in June, 1967 and is buried in San Bruno, California

- IMDb Mini Biography By: USS_Nerka

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Vice Admiral, US Navy.

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