Enders P. Huey Papers

1941-1968, 1992-1997
Manuscript Collection #714
Huey, Enders P.
Physical description
0.43 Cubic Feet, 144 items, 1 volume , consisting of photographs, printed material, and correspondence.
Preferred Citation
Enders P. Huey Papers (#714), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
No restrictions

Papers (1941-1968, 1992-1997) including correspondence, photographs, printed material, and miscellaneous.

Biographical/historical information

Enders P. Huey (b. 1918) graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy (Class of 1941) and was first assigned to the light cruiser USS RICHMOND (CL-9) stationed at Pearl Harbor. He was aboard the RICHMOND when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Huey attended Submarine School in New London, CT, in 1942, and subsequently served on submarines in the Pacific Theatre. After the war he participated in Operation Crossroads at Bikini Atoll. During his career in the Navy, submarines, education, training, and executive management figured prominently. He served as directorate, individual training; and as commander of the naval training center in Orlando, Florida. He retired with the rank of captain. Huey was awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star with combat "V" for sinking and damaging Japanese vessels during the war, and also received other commendations and medals.

Scope and arrangement

The collection contains a small amount of correspondence and other materials that are primarily concerned with efforts to reconstruct the career of submarine USS SKATE (SS-305) from war patrol reports. Miscellaneous items include printed materials relating to the Naval Training Center in Orlando, FL, and its commissioning (July 1, 1968); the specifications for the Japanese submarine OYASHIO; and a privately published history of the submarine USS SEA FOX (SS-402).

The bulk of the collection consists of photographs of submarines, aircraft carriers, destroyers, and an oil tanker. Particularly interesting are photographs of the submarine USS SKATE after the first atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll (July 1946). Other submarines included are the USS CHIVO (SS-341), the USS GRENADIER (SS-525), and the USS PERMIT (SS-178). Photographs of nuclear submarines include the first nuclearpowered vessel in the world, the USS NAUTILUS (SSN-571), as well as the USS HADDO (SSN-604) and the USS SNOOK (SSN-592). The world's first fleet ballistic missile submarine, the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (SSBN-598) is also pictured, along with the USS PATRICK HENRY (SSBN-599), the USS ROBERT E. LEE (SSBN-601), and the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (SSBN-600). Aircraft carriers depicted include the USS ESSEX (CV-9), the USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CV-39), the USS VALLEY FORGE (CV-45), and the attack carrier USS FORRESTAL (CVA-59). Photographs of destroyers include USS JONAS INGRAM (DD-938), NOA (DD-841), and radar picket destroyer USS HAWKINS (DDR-873). Finally, the oil tanker USS WACCAMAW (AO-109), captained by Huey in the 1960s, is shown in photographs at sea or fueling aircraft carriers.

The collection's remaining photographs contain images of ballistic missile launches from land and sea, officers conducting ship inspections, meetings with foreign Navy personnel, ceremonies, and portraits.

See also Enders P. Huey Oral History #144.

Administrative information
Custodial History

September 13, 1995, 15 items; Photographs, including USS PERMIT, the first atomic explosion at Bikini, and damage to the USS SKATE after the bombing.

June 18, 1997 23 items; Photographs and a program.

March 10, 1998, 86 items, 1 volume; Photographs and a history of the USS SEA FOX entitled the "The SEA FOX Story," edited by Daniel E. Smith.

April 8, 199886 items; Photographs. Gift courtesy of Capt. Enders P. Huey, USN (Ret), Orlando, FL.

March 21, 2003, (unprocessed addition 1), Scrapbook (14 August – 6 October 1961) entitled Capt. E. P. Huey U.S.N. Commanding Officer U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, Groton Connecticut, 14 August – 6 October 1961, containing orders, photographic prints, and captions, Loose-leaf scrapbook. Donor: Huey, Enders P. (Capt., USN Ret)

June 10, 2003 (unprocessed addition 2), 100 items; Scrapbook (1965 – 1971) of naval officer (U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1941), compiled during his service as director of the U.S. Navy Recruiting Division and as commander of the U.S. Navy Training Center, Orlando, FL, consisting of captioned photographic prints, clippings, manuscript and printed materials. 1 vol. (Loose-leaf scrapbook) Donor: Huey, Enders P. (Capt., USN Ret)

November 29, 2004 (unprocessed addition 3), 121 items; Scrapbooks, photograph albums, and photographs (1942-1965) of a naval officer(U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1941) compiled during his service on the cruiser USS RICHMOND, the submarines USS PERMIT (SS 178), USS MAPIRO (SS 376), USS SKATE (SS 305), USS CHOPPER (SS 342), and USS TANK (SS 563), and as commander of Com Sub Div 101, Training and Tactical Officer, Com Sub Lant, Commander of U.S. Naval Submarine School, and USS WACCAMAW (AO 109), as a student at the National War College, and as Commander, Submarine Group, U.S. 7th Fleet, consisting of photographic prints, clippings, manuscript and printed materials, etc. Gift of Ms. Jane P. Huey.

August 15, 2005 (unprocessed addition 4), 7 items; Photograph prints (July - August 1946) of the submarine USS SKATE and of the Navy Unit Commendation citation for her actions during World War II, 1943-1945; also of the Able Day atomic bomb tests at Bikini Lagoon in the Pacific Ocean, July - August 1946. 8" x 10" Black and White. Gift of Mrs. Jane P. Huey.

September 16, 2005 (unprocessed addition 5), 37 items; Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, printed forms, ephemera, and periodicals, etc. (1944-1980, n.d.) relating to Capt. Huey's career in the U.S. Navy, including commissions, commendations, and citations, and All Hands Magazine, the Magazine of the U.S. Navy, n. 759 (April 1980), relating to his service as commander of the submarines USS MAPIRO (SS 376) and USS TANG (SS 563), the Submarine School, New London, CT, and as commander of Submarine Flotilla Seven, in Japan. Gift of Mrs. Jane P. Huey.

October 5, 2005 (unprocessed addition 6), 50 items; Collection (1959-1962, n.d.) of slides relating to Capt. Huey's career in the U.S. Navy, including vacations, fellow officers and ships he served on or with, including USS WACCAMAW (AO-AOT-109), USS JAMES MILLER (DD-535), USS NOA (DD-841) and USS ESSEX (CV-9). Gift of Mrs. Enders P. Huey.

March 3, 2006 (unproccessed addition 7), 4 items; Collection (1957-1958, 1980) of naval pennants relating to Capt. Huey's career in the U.S. Navy, including Submarine Division 101 pennant, ComSubFlot 7 pennant, and USS TANG (SS-563) Commissioning pennant. Gift of Mrs. Enders P. Huey.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Enders P. Huey

Gift of Mrs. Jane P. Huey

Processing information

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Container list
Box 3 Folder a USS RICHMOND scouting flight photograph (1941-1942) 1 item. 1 p
Box 3 Folder b Submarine School Graduating Class Photograph (Dec. 1942), New London, CT. 1 item. 1 p
Box 3 Folder c Order to report to Commander, Submarine Force, Pacific Fleet (12/14/1942) 1 item. 1 p
Box 3 Folder d USS PERMIT (SS 178) Scrapbook (Jan. 1943-Nov. 1944), including photographs & printed forms. 1 v. 11 p
Box 3 Folder e USS MAPIRO (SS 376) File (Dec. 1944 - Dec. 1945), including Photographs, manuscripts, brochure. 9 items. 9 p
Box 3 Folder f USS SKATE (SS 305) Operation Crossroads file [Bikini Atoll atomic bomb tests] including Photographs, manuscripts, brochure. (March - Dec. 1946) 16 items. 16 p
Box 3 Folder g USS CHOPPER (SS 342) File (Oct. 1949 - Sept. 1951) including photographs, manuscripts, brochures, pamphlets, printed forms. 1 item. 6 p
Box 3 Folder h USS TANG (SS 563) File (Sept. 1951 - May 1953) including clippings, photographs, pamphlets, brochures, postcard. 36 items. 55 p
Box 3 Folder i Com Sub Div 101 File (Aug. 1957 - July 1958) including clippings, photographs, programs. 3 items. 3 p
Box 3 Folder j Training and Tactical Officer, Submarines, Atlantic Fleet [Com Sub Lant] File (Sept. 1958 - June 1960), including photographs, programs, newsletter. 8 items. 11 p
Box 3 Folder k Commander, U. S. Naval Submarine School, New London, CT Album (June 1960 - Aug. 1962) including photographs with captions, clippings, printed form. 40 items. 40 p
Box 3 Folder l USS WACCAMAW (AO 109) Scrapbook (Aug. 1962 - July 1963) including manuscripts, photographs, printed forms. 1 vol. 18 p
Box 4 Folder a National War College Scrapbook (Aug. 1963 - June 1964), including printed forms, photographs, brochures, programs. 1 vol. 9 p
Box 4 Folder b Commander, Submarine Group, U. S. 7th Fleet, Yokosuka & Sasebo, Japan Scrapbook (July 1964-June 1965) including photographs, clippings, manuscripts. 1 vol. 22 p
Box 4 Folder c Visit to Kure & Eda Jima, Japan Photograph Album (4/19/1965) presented to Cmd. Huey by his host, Tashio Mutoh. 1 vol. 10 p. Spiral bound
Box 5 Folder b Submarine Division 101 Pennant (1957-1958) signed by officers of the division, New London, CT. Museum objects. 19" x 14". Silk. 2 items. 2 p. (ca. 0.02 cubic feet) Recd. 3/3/2006. Note: "101" on a white field, with 2 red stripes. 44 signatures
Box 5 Folder c ComSubFlot 7 Pennant (1964-1965) flown by Capt. Enders P. Huey, when he commanded the unit in Japan. Museum objects. 19" x 13.75". Silk with brass grommet and swivel lock. 1 item. 1 p. (ca. 0.02 cubic feet) Recd. 3/3/2006. Note: Blue "VII" on field of white, with 2 blue stripes
Box 5 Folder d USS TANG (SS-563) commissioning pennant (ca. Feb. 1980) presented to Capt. Enders P. Huey, the TANG's first commanding officer, by Commander U. D. Hekel, the TANG's last commanding officer on the occasion of her "final underway;" and brass nameplate. Museum objects. 48" x 2". Silk with brass grommet. 2 items. 2 p. (ca. 0.02 cubic feet) Recd. 3/3/2006. Note: 7 white stars on blue field, with 1 red and 1 white stripe. Needs conservation
Box 6 Folder a Fishing trip (ca March 1959) to Dry Tortugas with Admiral Warder, ca. 1958-1959. Kodak color slides, #1, #3-20, #22-33. 31 items. 31 p
Box 6 Folder b Dave Bell, Walt Welham & Enders P. Huey (ca July 1959) entering miniature submarine, aboard naval vessel, & at Hawaiian Islands hotel swimming pool. Kodak color slides #3-4, #6-10. 7 items. 7 p
Box 6 Folder c USS WACCAMAW AO-AOT-109 and USS JAMES MILLER DD-535 (ca January 1962) in heavy seas, 1961-1962. Color slides #31-33. 3 items. 3 p
Box 6 Folder d Enders P. Huey (ca April 1964) vacation in Japan [?], ca. 1963-1964. Kodachrome color slides, #1, #5-7, #12, #14, #17. 6 items. 6 p
Box 6 Folder e U. S. naval vessels USS NOA DD-841, USS WACCAMAW AT-AOT-109, USS ESSEX CV-9 sailing abreast; Unknown enlisted man; & Enders P. Huey on naval vessel (n.d.). Color slides. 3 items. 3 p