Robert G. Black oral history interview, May 10, 1999 and December 8, 1999
Date: May. 10 1999 - Dec. 08 1999 |
Robert G. Black Oral History Interview. After graduating from LSU in 1941, Captain Black entered the United States Navy Reserve Midshipmen's School, or the Navy College Training Program, V-7. Captain Black discusses his service on submarine patrols in the Pacific during World War II on the USS Flying Fish SS-229, USS Batfish SS-310, and USS Guittaro SS-363. Captain Black further discusses his post war Naval career on the USS Clamagore SS-343 1946-1949, CO of the Flying Fish in 1951, CO of the USS Sablefish SS-303 in 1952, head of the Enlisted School of Instructors at the Bureau of Naval Personnel 1923-1955, Commander Submarine Force Atlantic Fleet 1955-1957, command of Submarine Division 102 1957-1959, CINCNELM US NAVEUR staff for duty as the submarine warfare advisor 1959-1963, CO of the USS Hunley AS-31 1963-1965, command of Submarine Squadron 4 1965-1966, director of Personnel Research at the Bureau of Naval Personnel 1966-1969, Commander of U.S. Naval Station in San Juan, Puerto Rico 1969-1971, retired in May 1972. Interviewer: H. A. I. Sugg. more...