Captain Kittredge is retired and living in Maine after serving in that state's legislature and founding Kittredge Industries, Inc., designers and builders of personal submersibles. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he went on to command three submarines and a fast-attack submarine division. From 1946-47, he served as Admiral Richard Byrd's navigator in the Antarctic. He later served as assistant naval attache at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India, two years in the Office of Secretary of Defense Charles Wilson, and as senior military attache at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Articles by George William Kittredge

"BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND," BY JOHN HAMILTON/NAVAL INSTITUTE COLLECTION

Savo Island: The Worst Defeat

By Captain George William Kittredge, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2002
An officer on board the cruiser Chicago recalls an August night 60 years ago, when the Japanese sink four Allied ships and damage his severely.