ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Retired Vice Adm. James F. Calvert, a submarine pioneer and author who served in the Navy during World War II before going on to be superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, died Wednesday. He was 88.
Calvert died of heart failure in Bryn Mawr, Pa., said Kemp Battle, his stepson.
After graduating from Annapolis in 1942, Calvert went straight to work on submarines.
He served on the USS Jack for eight war patrols and another on the USS Haddo during...
"To an E-6 whose career was drawing to a close, Vadm Calvert without expection was an officer and a gentleman. He called his enlisted men by their first names and they in turn served him with love and respect!"
– Jaames H Holman, Cryptographer,
Springfield, OR, Sep 14, 2011
"Admiral Calvert was my hero!
As one of fourteen black Midshipmen appointed to the Naval Academy in the Class of 1975, I was racially out-numbered; often humiliated and always intimidated. One day while on watch, I was called as Admiral Calvert's Mate. That experience changed my life forever!!!!
I never knew ..."
– Lamar C. Chapman III, Loving Friend...USNA Alumnus,
Oak Brook, IL, May 25, 2011