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LCDR Robert B. Brumsted

LCDR Robert B. Brumsted
May 1959 - Aug 1960

Robert B. Brumsted was born on April 16, 1924.  He graduated from the Naval Academy in the 1945. His first submarine duty was on the USS Cutlass (SS 478) during the late 1040's. He also served on board the Lionfish (SS 298), Croaker (SS 246), and Tusk (SS 426). In the early 50's he served as Assistane Naval Attache to Austrailia and New Zealand for 3 1/2 years. LCDR Brumsted assumed command of the USS BANG (SS 385) in May 1959.

Subsequent to his reassignment from BANG in August 1960, LCDR Brumsted attended nuclear power school. Upon graduation he was assigned as the first Commanding Officer of the USS TINOSA (SSN 606) which was then under construction at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. He later was Commanding Officer of the USS Daniel Boone (SSBN 629) Blue Crew.

Later while attached to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, he served as the R&D member for the conceptual design of the next generation attack submarine and the R&D representativefor the Trident system development. Awards include the Legion of Merit, Secretary of the Navy Commendation Medal and the Navy Unit Commendation.

Upon retiring from the navy as a Captain in 1974, Captain Brumsted worked for the National Marine Fisheries Service of the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA). He retired in 1988.

Robert Brumsted departed on eternal patrol on May 23, 1994 at age 70.