Captain William McKenzie Biography-3
William McKenzie: Tours of Duty
During his 20-year Navy career, "Mac" rose from a Lieutenant/Junior Grade to Captain. He served on seven ships (five submarines, two supply ships), and on operational assignments:
Commanding Officer, Navy Training Center (Bellingham, WA)
Staff, Pacific Fleet Commander in Chief (Admiral Arleigh Burke)
Commanding Officer Naval Ordnance Engineering Facility, Bangor WA
Life on a Submarine.....
It wasn't glamorous....70 or 80 sailors crammed into a narrow tube, reeking of diesel fuel and infested with roaches....
Mac's 1st assignment in 1949 was aboard the USS Caiman. Take a look at the YouTube video below for a slice of life on a sub....