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Keith, Robert Taylor Scott (1905-1989)

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Keith, VADM R.T.S. U.S. Navy (Ret)
Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired)

 

Based on two interviews conducted by Paul Stillwell in January 1987. The volume contains 134 pages of interview transcript plus an index. The transcript is copyright 1996 by the U.S. Naval Institute; the interviewee has placed no restrictions on its use.

 

A 1928 graduate of the Naval Academy, Admiral Keith spent much of his active career in battleships and destroyers: Utah (BB-31), Arizona (BB-39), Overton (DD-239), and Aylwin (DD-355). He was the commanding officer of the destroyer Nicholas (DD-449) during combat in the Pacific in World War II. A substantial part of the memoir recounts his command of the battleship Missouri (BB-63) in 1954. He spent three tours on the staff of the Naval Academy, including duty as commandant of midshipmen in the mid-1950s. As a flag officer, he commanded the naval base at Subic Bay, the Pacific Fleet Cruiser-Destroyer Force, and the First Fleet.


 
 

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