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Vice Admiral Douglas C. Plate, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Douglas C. Plate, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
  • July 20, 1920 - December 21, 2020
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Bishop Gadsden Residents Assistance Fund
    One Bishop Gadsden Way
    Charleston, SC 29412

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“Fair winds, shall be missed. Witnessed so much history! ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Kipp K. Valentine

“Fair winds Following seas, Godspeed Shipmate ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Timothy Reed

“I so enjoyed working with Doug and teaching him about his computer. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Mimi Scharf - Charleston, SC

“Such a fine,wonderful man of integrity! So glad to have known him and his wife! Rest In Peace,Doug!! ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Sister and Don Rutledge

“A man of great integrity and a very sharp mind. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Darrell Lund - White Plains, NY


Vice Admiral Douglas C. Plate, U.S. Navy (Ret.), 100, of Charleston, South Carolina, widower of Peggy Deane Plate entered into eternal rest Monday, December 21, 2020. His private service will be held cryptside at the Bishop Gadsden Columbarium. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

The funeral service can be viewed by visiting the following: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/G7FLQR38622K7K3M

Douglas was born July 20, 1920 in New York , New York, son of the late Kenneth E. Fash and Edna Miner Plate. He graduated from The Choate School in Wallingford, CT in 1938 and was a December 1941 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. Admiral Plate was awarded the Legion of Merit with gold star and the Distinguished Service Medal also with gold star. He retired from active Naval service in 1975 and joined the staff of The Citadel in Charleston, SC as Special Assistant to the President. Admiral Plate retired from that position in June 1981 and prior to "complete" retirement in 2005, served as a private consultant on a variety of civic committees and boards. These included: President of The Charlestowne Neighborhood Association; Chairman of the first City of Charleston Tourism Commission; Trustee/Treasuruer of the Historic Charleston Foundation; President of the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association; and Trustee/Treasurer of the Lowcountry Open Land Trust. Admiral Plate was a member of the Carolina Yacht Club, The New York Yacht Club, The Surface Navy Association, The U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, The Military Officers Association of America and various other Naval and civic organizations.

He is survived by his daughter, Margaret Deane Hahn of Thousand Oaks, CA; son, Douglas Weyand Plate of Merizo, Guam; sister, Jane Volin of Falmouth, ME; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Admiral Plate was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, the former Peggy Deane of San Francisco who died in May of 2007.

Memorials may be made to Bishop Gadsden Residents Assistance Fund, 1 Bishop Gadsden Way, Charleston, SC 29412.