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DEAN, William Ernest - BM1/c USN

William Ernest Dean BM1c

William Ernest Dean BM1c

William Ernest Dean

Boatswain's Mate First Class

William Ernest Dean BM1c

William E. Dean

  • Branch: United States Navy
  • Service Number: 385 62 60
  • Rate: BM1/c (Boatswain's Mate First Class)
  • Duties: Work with canvas and hoisting with block and tackle. Handle rope, wire, and anchor chain. Handle power and sail boats. Steer ship and chart courses. Direct salvage.
  • Enlisted: 17 October 1934
  • Place: Seattle, Washington
  • Onboard USS Tennessee: 26 January 1935
  • Reenlisted: 2 August 1940
  • Place: Bremerton, Washington
  • Onboard USS Arizona: 25 January 1941
  • From: USNH PSNY Bremerton, Washington
  • Transferred: 7 December 1941 to USS Tennessee
  • Retired: 1956 as Commander
  • Date of Birth: 5 August 1917
  • Place of Birth: Hoquiam, Grays Harbor, Washington
  • Date of Death: 19 July 1996
  • Place of Death: Tacoma, Washington
  • Interment: Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Washington

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