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Adm Ralph Waldo Christie
Birth: Aug. 30, 1893
California, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1987
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA

United States Navy Vice Admiral. Ralph W. Christie graduated from Annapolis Naval Academy in 1915, he was one of the first members of the Submarine School at New London. He received a masters degree from MIT and worked on torpedo technologies between the wars. At the outbreak of WWII the remnants of the Asiatic Fleet fled to Brisbane, Australia. Admiral Christie arrived in Brisbane in April of 1942 to organize the fleet just before the Battle of the Coral Sea. He was promoted to Rear Admiral and became the Commander of Submarines, Southwest Pacific Area. He was Rear Admiral Lockwood's counterpart in the submarine war against Japan. After WWII Christie was given command of US Naval Forces in the Philippines. He was promoted to Vice Admiral prior to his retirement from the Navy on August 1, 1949. During his career he was awarded the Navy Cross and the Silver Star. (bio by: Dave Jones) 
 
Burial:
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Section CT2-E, Row 400, Site 423
 
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Originally Created by: Dave Jones
Record added: Apr 22, 2008
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Adm Ralph Waldo Christie
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