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VADM John Nicholson

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    Posted: 11 Dec 2020 at 6:34pm
(From: Warren Branges Commander, San Diego Base, USSVI) Shipmates, It is with great sadness that I report the passing of a legend in our Brotherhood of Submariners, our Shipmate VADM John H. Nicholson, USN (Retired) on November 7, 2020. VADM Nicholson qualified on USS Tiru SS-416 in 1950. He also served on USS Nautilus SSN-571 (Plank Owner), USS Skate SSN-578, USS Pickerel SS-524 (Commanding Officer), USS Sargo SSN-583 (Commanding Officer), and USS Stonewall Jackson SSBN-634 Blue (Commissioning Commanding Officer). VADM Nicholson also served as Commander, Submarine Squadron FIFTEEN and Commander Submarine Group EIGHT/Commander Submarines Mediterranean. VADM Nicholson was a Life Member of both USSVI and San Diego Base, and a member of the Holland Club.
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My Skipper in Stoney J.  Sent me off to get a commission and a career.  One of the very few.
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