Steven N. Anastasion (U.S.N.A. 1942 graduate) served aboard the USS Champlin (DD601) from 1942 to 1945 and commanded the Destroyer Escort USS Melvin R. Nawman (DE 416) from 1952 to 1954 in Norway, Denmark and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Destroyer USS Hawkins (DDR873) from 1958 to 1960 and the Guided Missile Cruiser USS Leahy (DLG-16) from 1964 to 1967 in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Papers refer to his service aboard these ships and include printed materials, newsletters, and navigational summaries. Also included are 2009 issues of The Seaweed, published by the USS Champlin Reunion Group and a transcription of an interview with Captain Anastasion done by Robert C. Bormann of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.
Steven N. Anastasion was born April 9, 1921, in New Haven, Connecticut, to Savas and Eleni Anastasion. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a BS in 1942, obtained a MSEE degree from MIT in 1948 and graduated from the Naval War College in 1958 and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1964. During WWII, he served aboard the USS Champlin (1942-1945) becoming the Executive Officer in 1944. Among other assignments after the war ended, he commanded the Destroyer Escort USS Melvin R. Nawman (DE 416) from 1952 to 1954, the Destroyer USS Hawkins (DDR873) from 1958 to 1960,and the Guided Missile Cruiser USS Leahy (DLG-16) from 1964 to 1967. After he retired from active duty in 1972, he worked with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in various positions until 1985. At that time, he joined the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS) where he worked as Vice President and Secretary (chief operating officer) until retiring in 1999.
January 20, 2011 (unprocessed addition 4) 4 items, .008 cubic feet; Papers (1953, 2009, undated), consisting of photocopies of documents pertaining to the 1953 cruise of the USS Melvin R. Nawman (DE-416) in Norway, Denmark, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and three issues (spring, summer, fall 2009) of The Seaweed, published by the USS Champlin Reunion Group and containing Capt. Anastasion's recollections of his service aboard the Champlin (DD-601). Donor: Steven N. Anastasion
Gift of Steven N. Anastasion
Encoded by Mark Custer, December 17, 2007
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