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


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.

Buoyant Escape

By Commander G. W. Kittredge, USN
April 1958
The United States submarine Tang (SS- 563) lay on the bottom in one hundred and forty-two feet of water off the island of Maui, Territory of Hawaii. Three men were ...

Stalking The Takao In Singapore Harbor

By Commander G. W. Kittredge, U. S. Navy
April 1957
Midget submarines have always been an enigma—a question mark. Are they worthless, an impractical toy, or are they a weapon from which great results can be obtained for very little ...

The Danger of a Pre-Conceived Naval Strategy

By Commander G. W. Kittredge, U. S. Navy
December 1952
The time was September, 1940, the early part of September. Six French warships slipped out of the port of Toulon and passed through the Straits of Gibraltar. No effort was ...