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Adm John G. Williams, Jr
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Birth: 1924
Pacific County
Washington, USA
Death: 1991, USA

Admiral, U.S. Navy

John G. Williams, Jr. was born in 1924 in Astoria, OR, the son of John G. and Julia (Hoare) Williams. John grew up in Ilwaco, WA, where he graduated from Ilwaco High School. John was a fourth-generation resident of the Peninsula; his great-great-grandparents were Welsh immigrants who settled on the Peninsula in the 1880s.

John graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946 as a member of the class of 1947. He graduated from the Submarine School in 1949.

He served in USS Pompodon (SS-486), USS Chivo (SS-341), and USS Stickleback (SS-415). He was Commanding Officer of USS Sterlet (SS-392), USS Haddo (SSN-604) and USS Daniel Webster (SSBN-626), and the Squadron at Rota, Spain.

On 1 July 1981, Williams was promoted to Admiral and assigned as Chief of Naval Material (CNM). He retired from the Navy in 1983.

Medals and Awards

Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Navy Commendation Medal
Meritorious Service Medal


Submarine Warfare Badge


The Williams Building is the Submarine Extended Operation Cycle/Selected Restricted Availability Training Building, located on the pier of the Submarine Base. It provides a major capability to San Diego-based submarines which would otherwise have to move to a shipyard for certain repairs. It was named to honor Admiral John G. Williams, Jr.

Bio compiled by Charles A. Lewis
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  John G. Williams (1897 - 1988)
  Julia Hoare Williams (1897 - 1986)
Ilwaco Cemetery
Pacific County
Washington, USA
Created by: Charles A. Lewis
Record added: Aug 25, 2011
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Adm John G. Williams, Jr
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Adm John G. Williams, Jr
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Adm John G. Williams, Jr
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- Bill Vanderpool
 Added: Dec. 15, 2012
Thank you for your great service in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace knowing that you truly embodied the ideals of "Duty, Honor, Country."
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Aug. 25, 2011

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