Scope and Contents
From the Collection:
The collection focuses on the admiral's naval career, with emphasis on his submarine service, his directorship of the Naval Underwater Sound Laboratory, New London, Connecticut, and of the Mare Island Shipyard, Vallejo California. The materials are housed in six boxes that measure two and one half linear feet. The collection is divided into eight series.Series I, Correspondence, contains both personal and official letters sent and received, 1936-1971, inclusive. Personal letters
consist of letters sent by the Fahy daughters to their parents as well as several from other relatives. Official letters and
memoranda regarding the rescue of the USS SQUALUS in 1939, the use of radar in the fleet during World War II, the Sea Hawk project in 1966, beneficial suggestions received while Director, Naval Underwater Sound Laboratory as well as other correspondence and letters sent and received regarding ship launchings at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA form the greater part of the correspondence section.Series II, Naval Orders, contains a complete record of his assignments from 1933 through 1953, while Series III, biographical
information, houses copies of his official Navy biography and his obituary printed in Shipmate, January-February 1990.Speeches, Series IV, 1946-1957, consist of notes and official presentations given as Director of the U.S. Navy Underwater Sound Laboratory and Commanding Officer of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard....