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Register of the Lorenzo Sherwood Sabin, Jr. Papers, 1909-1978
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lorenzo Sherwood Sabin, Jr. Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1909-1978
    Collection number: 80120
    Creator: Sabin, Lorenzo Sherwood, Jr., 1899-
    Extent: 5 manuscript boxes, 2 envelopes 2.2 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Memoirs and other writings, correspondence, orders, and memoranda, relating to American naval operations in the Atlantic during World War II, the evacuation of North Vietnamese refugees to South Vietnam in 1954, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lorenzo Sherwood Sabin, Jr. Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1980.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    United States. Navy--Officers
    Indochinese War, 1946-1954
    World War, 1939-1945
    World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations
    United States--Armed Forces
    United States--Defenses

    Biographical Note

    Lorenzo Sherwood Sabin, Jr.

    1899, May 23 Born, Dallas, Texas
    1921 B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis
    1930 Naval engineer, U.S. Navy Postgraduate School, ordnance engineering
    1941 Staff gunnery officer, U.S.S. Maryland, Pearl Harbor
    1942 Commander, LCI (L) Flotilla Two
    1943 Commander, Landing Craft Groups, Tunisian, Sicilian, and Solarno campaigns
    1944 Commander, assault convoy, Force 0, assault on Normandy
    1948 Promoted, Rear Admiral
    1954 Commander, sea lift, Operation Passage to Freedom
    1955 Awarded, Distinguished Service Medal
      Awarded, Legion D'Honneur
    1956 Promoted, Vice Admiral
    1957-1961 Chief of Staff, Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic, NATO
    1961 Retired