Senior Chief Engineman John D. Williams, USN, 72, died on 25 June
2010 at Maui, Hawaii and will be buried at sea.
Senior Chief Williams was born in Geary, Oklahoma, on 27 October 1937.
Chief Williams served aboard the USS Tiru (SS416) as Chief Engineman from 31
March 1964 to 31 October 1968.
Other Naval Assignments:
1954 Jan 1955 U.S. NTC, San Diego, Ca.
Feb 1955 Nov 1958 USS Ranier (AE-5) FPO San Fran.
(Apprenticeship training, main engine maintenance.)
Dec 1958 Aug 1960 USS Surfbird (ADG-383) FPO San
(Supervisor in charge of after & forward engine room, main
Aug 1960 Sept 1961 U.S. Fleet Activities, Sasebo,
(First & Second Class Diving School)
Oct 1961 Jan 1963 U.S. Naval Torpedo Station
(Deep sea diving and training.)
Feb 1963 Dec 1964 USS Conserver (ARS-39) San Fran
(Supervisor in charge of main engine room, Engineering Officer of
Jan 1964 Mar 1964 U.S. Subase New London Conn.
(Naval Submarine School)
Mar 1964 Oct 1968 USS Tiru (SS-416) Pearl Harbor
(Supervisor in charge of forward and after
engine rooms. Chief of the
watch. Underway diving officer, underway officer
Oct 1968 July 1972 Submarine Fleet Training
Center Pearl Harbor
(Supervisor in charge of boat engine maintenance, air
Senior instructor for
July 1972 Sept 1974 ACU 1, YRST 1 (Harbor Clearance
Unit One) (In charge
of engineering division and salvage division.)
Retired Sept. 30, 1974 ( Trans to Fleet Reserve).