William Francis Malnate,
July 28, 1900 - September 10, 1981. Captain William F. Malnate
was born in Quincy, Massachusetts. He attended Northeastern
University where he graduated in 1924 with a Bachelors Degree
in Civil Engineering.
Following his graduation, he was appointed to the Corps as Deck
Officer and then to Ensign in April 1925. His various assignments
during his 36-year career included the following ships: SURVEYOR,
ISIS, ONWARD, MIKAWEE, GUIDE, to the DERICKSON and EXPLORER
as Executive Officer; and to the GILBERT, HILGARD, and WAINWRIGHT,
PIONEER, and the PARKER, BOWEN, and STIRNI as Commanding Officer.
His other assignments included wire drag, combined operations,
Division of Hydrography and Topography, geodesy, Chief of the
West Coast Tides Party, Liaison Officer with the Armed Forces,
Southwestern District Office, and the Los Angeles District Office.
He was awarded the Pacific War Zone Ribbon for the period March
1, 1942 to September 1, 1945. He was also awarded the Colbert
Medal in 1960.
Captain Malnate is survived by his wife Margaret D., and two
children, Robert F., and Barbara M. King.
NOAA CORPS BULLETIN, 10/1/1981