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Lieutenant Henry Eld (USN) (1814 - 1850)

Henry Eld was born in Cedar Hill, New Haven, Connecticut, on June 2, 1814, and lived in the area now known as View Street, but when it started becoming more populated he removed his house and relocat...

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Joseph Pitty Couthouy (1808 - 1864)

Joseph Pitty Couthouy (6 January 1808 – 4 April 1864) was an American naval officer, conchologist, and invertebrate palaeontologist. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he entered the Boston Latin ...

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Rear Admiral George F. Emmons (1811 - 1884)

George Foster Emmons (23 August 1811 – 23 July 1884) was a rear admiral of the United States Navy, who served in the early to mid 19th century. Biography Born in Clarendon, Vermont, Em...

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Charles Fleury Bien-aimé Guilloû (1813 - 1899)

Charles Fleury Bien-aimé Guilloû (1813–99) was an American military physician. He served on a major exploring expedition that included both scientific discoveries and controversy...

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Richard Russell Waldron (1803 - 1846)

Richard Russell Waldron was a purser "and special agent" in the Wilkes Expedition, together with younger brother Thomas Westbrook Waldron (consul). Cape Waldron in Antarctica, and perhaps Waldron Isl...

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Thomas Westbrook Waldron (1814 - 1844)

) Thomas Westbrook Waldron was a captain's clerk on the Wilkes Expedition, and the first United States consul to Hong Kong. His service to the United States consular service was honoured by Secretary...

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Midshipman Wilkes Henry (b. - 1840)

Midshipman Wilkes Henry was on the sloop Vincennes during the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-42). The expedition was commanded by his uncle, Lt. Charles Wilkes. Midshipman Henry was killed ...

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Rear Admiral Thomas T. Craven (1808 - 1887)

Thomas Tingey Craven (1808–1887) was a 19th century United States Navy officer who rose to prominence during the Civil War. He was son of Tunis Craven, a navy purser, and Hannah (Tingey) Crave...

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Lieutenant Overton Carr (1817 - 1846)

Lieutenant Overton Carr was a member of the United States Exploring Expedition from 1838-1842. He served as the executive officer on the flagship, USS Vincennes. In August 1841, he took command of th...

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Captain George Colvocoresses (USA) [adopted] (1816 - 1872)

George Musalas "Colvos" Colvocoresses (October 22, 1816 – June 3, 1872) was a United States Navy officer who commanded the Saratoga during the American Civil War. From 1838 up until 1842, he s...

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Commander Roderick S. McCook (USA) (1839 - 1886)

Commander Roderick S. McCook (10 March 1839 – 13 February 1886) was an officer in the United States Navy. He was a member of the famed family of American Civil War soldiers and sailors, the "F...

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Capt. Percival Drayton (USN) (1812 - 1865)

Percival Drayton (25 August 1812 – 4 August 1865) was a United States Navy officer during the American Civil War. Biography Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Drayton was the son of a pro...

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Matthew Fontaine Maury "Pathfinder of the Seas", Commodore (USN), Commander (CSN) MP (1806 - 1873)

Matthew Fontaine Maury (January 14, 1806 – February 1, 1873), United States Navy was an American astronomer, historian, oceanographer, meteorologist, cartographer, author, geologist, and educa...

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Rear Adm. Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr. (USN) (1836 - 1924)

Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr. (6 February 1836 – 4 February 1924), son of Thomas O. Selfridge, was an officer in the United States Navy. Born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, Selfridge graduated from...

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Admiral John L. Worden (USN, USA), commanded Monitor against CSA's Merrimack in 1st battle of ironclad vessels (1818 - 1897)

Rear Admiral John Lorimer Worden (1818-1897) famously commanded the USS Monitor against the Confederate vessel Virginia (originally named Merrimack) in the first battle of ironclad ships in 1862. See...

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Rear Admiral Samuel Phillips Lee (USA) MP (c.1812 - 1897)

Samuel Phillips Lee (13 February 1812 – 7 June 1897) was a Rear Admiral of the United States Navy. During the US Civil War, he commanded the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron from 4 September...

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Rear Admiral Samuel Livingston Breese (USN) (1794 - 1870)

Samuel Livingston Breese (August 6, 1794 – December 17, 1870) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. His active-duty career included service in the War of 1812, the Mexican–Ameri...

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Adm. Samuel F. du Pont, USN (1803 - 1865)

Samuel Francis Du Pont (September 27, 1803 – June 23, 1865) was an American naval officer who achieved the rank of Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, and a member of the prominent Du Pont f...

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Rear Admiral John Rodgers (USN) (1812 - 1882)

) John Rodgers (8 August 1812–5 May 1882) was an admiral in the United States Navy. Early life and career Rodgers, a son of Commodore John Rodgers, was born near Havre de Grace, Maryland. ...

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Commodore George H. Perkins (USN) (1836 - 1899)

Commodore George Hamilton Perkins (20 October 1836 - 28 October 1899) was an officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. Biography Born in Contoocookville, New Hampshire in t...

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Admiral David Dixon Porter (USN) (1813 - 1891)

David Dixon Porter (June 8, 1813 – February 13, 1891) was a member of one of the most distinguished families in the history of the United States Navy. Promoted as the second man to the rank of...

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Commodore William D. Porter (USN) (1808 - 1864)

William David Porter (10 March 1808 – 1 May 1864) was a flag officer of the United States Navy. He was the son of Commodore David Porter (1780–1843) and brother of Admiral David Dixon P...

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Rear Admiral Charles Henry Davis (USN) (1807 - 1877)

Charles Henry Davis (January 16, 1807 – February 18, 1877) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, serving primarily during the American Civil War, and with the United States Coast Surve...

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Commander Richard Wainright, Sr. (USN) (1817 - 1862)

) Commander Richard Wainwright (15 January 1817 – 10 August 1862), a cousin of Comdr. Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright, was an officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. Biog...

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Captain Charles Wilkes (USA) [Rear Admiral post-Civil War] (commander U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842) (1798 - 1877)

Charles Wilkes (April 3, 1798 – February 8, 1877) was an American naval officer and explorer. He led the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 and commanded the ship in the Trent Affai...

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Commodore Cadwalader Ringgold (USN) (1802 - 1867)

Cadwalader Ringgold (1802–1867) was an officer in the United States Navy who served in the United States Exploring Expedition, later headed an expedition to the Northwest and, after initially ...

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Captain James Alden, Jr. (USN) [Rear Admiral post-Civil War] (1810 - 1877)

. James Alden, Jr. (March 31, 1810 – February 6, 1877) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. Early career Alden was born in Portland, Maine, and was a direct descendant of John...

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Captain Augustus Case (USN) [Rear Admiral post-Civil War] (1812 - 1893)

Augustus Ludlow Case (February 3, 1812 – February 16, 1893) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy who served during the American Civil War. Biography Born in Newburgh, New York,...

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Captain Daniel Ammen (USN) [Rear Admiral post Civil War] (1820 - 1898)

Daniel Ammen (May 15, 1820 – July 11, 1898) was a U.S. naval officer during the American Civil War and the postbellum period, as well as a prolific author. Biography Born in Brown Coun...

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Captain John P. Bankhead (USN) (1821 - 1867)

John Pyne Bankhead (1821–1867) was an officer in the United States Navy who served during the American Civil War, and was in command of the ironclad USS Monitor when it sank in 1862. Biogr...

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Rear Admiral James F. Schenck (USN) (1807 - 1882)

James Findlay Schenck (11 June 1807 – 21 December 1882) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy who served in the Mexican–American War and the American Civil War. Biography Bor...

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Captain Thornton A. Jenkins (USN) [Rear Admiral post Civil War] (1811 - 1893)

Thornton A. Jenkins (11 December 1811 – 9 August 1893) was an officer in the United States Navy, who served during the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War. He later served as Chief...

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Commander John Carson Febiger (USN) [Rear Admiral post Civil War] (1821 - 1898)

John Carson Febiger (14 February 1821 – 9 October 1898) was a rear admiral of the United States Navy, who served with distinction in the Union Navy during the American Civil War. Biography...

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Commander James Harmon Ward (USN) (1806 - 1861)

Commander James Harmon Ward (25 September 1806 – 27 June 1861) was the first officer of the United States Navy killed during the American Civil War. Biography Born at Hartford, Connect...

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Cmdr. Melancthon Brooks Woolsey (USN) (1817 - 1874)

Melancthon Brooks Woolsey (11 August 1817 – 2 October 1874) was an officer in the United States Navy during and after the American Civil War. He was commodore of the South Atlantic Station in ...

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Commander Foxhall A. Parker, Jr. (USN) [Commodore post Civil War] (1821 - 1879)

. Foxhall Alexander Parker (5 August 1821 – 10 June 1879) was an officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. Biography He was born in New York, the son of Foxhall ...

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Rear Admiral Andrew Hull Foote (USN) (1806 - 1863)

An American naval officer who was noted for his service in the American Civil War and also for his contributions to several naval reforms in the years prior to the war. When the war came, he was appo...

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Alan Alda MP

Alan Alda (born Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo ; January 28, 1936) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and author. A six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, he is best known for his rol...

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Captain Stephen Cassin (1783 - 1857)

Stephen Cassin (16 February 1783 – 29 August 1857) was an officer in the United States Navy. Born in Philadelphia, the son of naval officer John Cassin, Cassin entered the United States Na...

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Commodore Lewis Warrington (1782 - 1851)

Lewis Warrington (3 November 1782 – 12 October 1851) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812. He temporarily served as the Secretary of the Navy. ...

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Uriah Phillips Levy, USN MP (1792 - 1862)

The first Jewish Commodore of the United States Navy, a veteran of the War of 1812 and a major philanthropist. At the time, Commodore was the highest rank obtainable in the U.S. Navy and would be rough...

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Lt. William Henry Allen (USN) (1784 - 1813)

William Henry Allen (21 October 1784 – 18 August 1813) was an American naval officer during the War of 1812. Early Life Allen was born in Providence, Rhode Island and was appointed a m...

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Captain John Shaw (1773 - 1823)

) John Shaw (1773 – 17 September 1823) was a Captain in the early years of the United States Navy. Biography He was born at Mountmellick, County Laois, Ireland, in 1773, and moved to the U...

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Captain Robert Henley (1783 - 1828)

) Captain Robert Henley (5 January 1783 – 7 October 1828) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Quasi-War with France, the War of 1812, and the Second Barbary War. He was the bro...

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Captain John D. Henley (1781 - 1835)

Captain John Dandridge Henley (25 February 1781 – 23 May 1835) was an officer of the United States Navy who served in the First Barbary War and the War of 1812. Henley was born 25 February...

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Cmdr. Melancthon Taylor Woolsey (1780 - 1838)

Commodore Melancthon Taylor Woolsey (1782 – 18 May 1838) was an officer in the United States Navy during the War of 1812 and battles on the Great Lakes. He supervised warship construction at N...

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Captain James Lawrence (1781 - 1813)

James Lawrence (October 1, 1781 – June 4, 1813) was an American naval officer. During the War of 1812, he commanded the USS Chesapeake in a single-ship action against HMS Shannon (commanded by...

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Lieutenant William Ward Burrows II (1785 - 1813)

Lieutenant William Ward Burrows II (6 October 1785 – 5 September 1813) was an officer in the United States Navy during the First Barbary War and the War of 1812. His father, also named William...

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Captain Foxhall A. Parker, Sr. (1788 - 1857)

Foxhall Alexander PARKER (Commodore), born 1788, at Rock Spring, Westmoreland Co., VA. At an early age he entered the USN,and rose to the rank of Commodore. He was placed in command of the navy yards...

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Captain John "Mad Jack" Percival (1779 - 1862)

John Percival known as Mad Jack Percival (3 April 1779, – 7 September 1862) was a legendary officer in the United States Navy during the Quasi-War with France, the War of 1812, the campaign ag...

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Commodore Jacob Jones (1768 - 1850)

Commodore Jacob Nicholas Jones (March 1768 – August 3, 1850) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Quasi-War with France, the First Barbary War and the Second Barbary War, and th...

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Rear Admiral George C. Read (1788 - 1862)

George Campbell Read (January 9, 1788 – August 22, 1862) was a United States Naval Officer who served on Old Ironsides during the War of 1812 and commanded vessels in actions off the Barbary C...

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Commodore Thomas Anderson Conover (1791 - 1864)

Commodore Thomas Anderson Conover, US Navy, Captain USS Constitution 18 September 1849 - 16 January 1851 (Born: 17 April 1791, Monmouth, New Jersey; Died: 25 September 1864, South Amboy, New Jersey...

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Captain John H. Dent, USS Constitution (1782 - 1823)

United States Naval Officer. He served as the acting captain of the frigate "Constitution" in 1804 during the war with Tripoli. He was also senior officer in charge of naval affairs at Charleston durin...

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Rear Admiral John D. Sloat, 1st Military Governor of California (1781 - 1867)

John Drake Sloat (July 6, 1781 – November 28, 1867) was a commodore in the United States Navy who, in 1846, claimed California for the United States. Life He was born at the family hom...

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Admiral Charles Stewart, US Navy (1778 - 1869)

See his son-in-law Charles Stewart Parnell's profile for documentation. --Terry Teford Cooper --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ) Charles S...

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Commodore Charles Stewart McCauley (USN) (1793 - 1869)

Charles Stewart McCauley (February 3, 1793 – May 21, 1869) was an American naval officer in the War of 1812 and the Civil War. He was a nephew of Admiral Charles Stewart. McCauley was born...

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Captain Thomas Macdonough (1783 - 1825)

Thomas Macdonough (December 21, 1783 – November 10, 1825) was an early-19th-century American naval officer noted for his roles in the first Barbary War, and the War of 1812. He was the son of ...

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Commodore Charles Morris (1784 - 1856)

) Commodore Charles Morris, USN (1784–1856) was a United States naval officer and administrator whose service extended through the first half of the 19th century. Biography Morris was ...

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Commodore Alexander James Dallas, USN (1791 - 1844)

) Alexander James Dallas (May 15, 1791 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - June 3, 1844 in Callao, Peru) was an officer in the United States Navy. He served in the War of 1812, operations against ...

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Commodore Thomas ap Catesby Jones (USN) (1790 - 1858)

Thomas ap Catesby Jones (1790–1858) was a U.S. Navy officer during the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War. Early life Jones was born in 1790 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Thomas ...

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Commodore James Barron, USN (1768 - 1851)

James Barron (September 15, 1768 – April 21, 1851) was an officer in the United States Navy. Barron was born in Hampton, Virginia, the son of a merchant captain named James Barron who became...

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Commodore James Biddle, (USN) (1783 - 1848)

James Biddle (February 18, 1783 – October 1, 1848), of the Biddle family, brother of financier Nicholas Biddle and nephew of Captain Nicholas Biddle, was an American commodore. His flagship wa...

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Captain Daniel Todd Patterson (USN) (1786 - 1839)

Daniel Todd Patterson (March 6, 1786 – August 25, 1839) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Quasi-War with France, the First Barbary War and the War of 1812. Biography Patt...

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Captain Josiah Tattnall, III (USN/CSA) (1795 - 1871)

Commodore Josiah Tattnall, Jr. (14 June 1794 – 14 June 1871) was an officer in the United States Navy during the War of 1812, the Second Barbary War, and the Mexican-American War. He later ser...

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Commodore David Porter, USN (1780 - 1843)

) David Porter (February 1, 1780 – March 3, 1843) was an officer in the United States Navy in a rank of commodore and later the commander-in-chief of the Mexican Navy. Life Born at Boston,...

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Admiral David Farragut (USN) MP (1801 - 1870)

He is remembered in popular culture for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay, usually paraphrased: "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" by U.S. Navy tradition Civil War Union Navy Admiral. He is ...

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Rear Admiral Joshua R. Sands, USN (1795 - 1883)

Joshua Ratoon Sands (May 13, 1795 – October 2, 1883) was an officer in the United States Navy who rose to the rank of Rear Admiral. He served in the War of 1812, the Mexican–American Wa...

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Commodore John Rodgers, USN (1772 - 1838)

) John Rodgers (July 11, 1772 - August 1, 1838) was an American naval officer who served in the United States Navy from its organization in the 1790s through the late 1830s. His service included the ...

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Samuel C. Reid (USN), Hero of Fayal (1783 - 1861)

Samuel Chester Reid (24 August 1783 – 28 January 1861) was an officer in the United States Navy who commanded a privateer during the War of 1812. He is also noted for having helped design the ...

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Commodore William Bainbridge (USN) (1774 - 1833)

William Bainbridge (May 7, 1774 – July 27, 1833) was a Commodore in the United States Navy, notable for his victory over HMS Java during the War of 1812. Biography Born in Princeton, New J...

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Commodore Jesse Elliot (USN) (1782 - 1845)

Jesse Duncan Elliot (July 14, 1782 – December 10, 1845) was a United States naval officer and commander of American naval forces in Lake Erie during the War of 1812, especially noted for his c...

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Commodore William M. Crane, USN (c.1776 - 1846)

Commodore William Montgomery Crane (1776 – 18 March 1846) was an officer in the United States Navy during the First Barbary War and the War of 1812. He was the son of Gen. William Crane who wa...

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Commodore Isaac Hull, USN MP (1773 - 1843)

Isaac Hull (1773 - 1843) was a Commodore in the United States Navy. On August 19, 1812, under Isaac Hull's command, USS Constitution encountered the British frigate HMS Guerriere at sea and pounded her...

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Rear Adm. Grace Hopper MP (1906 - 1992)

Click here to view information about Grace Hopper from Wikipedia. Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States N...

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Rear Admiral William S. Parsons (1901 - 1953)

Rear Admiral William Sterling "Deak" Parsons (26 November 1901 – 5 December 1953) was an American Naval officer who worked as an ordnance expert on the Manhattan Project during World War II. H...

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Capt. Alfred Thayer Mahan (USA) (1840 - 1914)

Alfred Thayer Mahan (September 27, 1840 – December 1, 1914) was a United States Navy flag officer, geostrategist, and historian, who has been called "the most important American strategist of ...

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Commodore Oscar C. Badger (1823 - 1899)

Commodore Oscar Charles Badger (12 August 1823 in Mansfield, Connecticut – 20 June 1899 in Concord, Massachusetts) was an officer of the United States Navy who served in the Mexican–A...

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Rear Admiral Francis Gregory (USN) (1789 - 1866)

Francis Hoyt Gregory (October 9, 1789 – October 4, 1866) was an officer in the United States Navy during the War of 1812 through to the Civil War, serving then as a Rear Admiral. Early life;...

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Rear Admiral Theodorus Bailey (1805 - 1877)

Theodorus Bailey (April 12, 1805 – February 14, 1877) was a United States Navy officer during the American Civil War. )

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Rear Admiral David McDougal (1809 - 1882)

David Stockton McDougal (September 27, 1809 – August 7, 1882) was an officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War most noted for his leadership during a naval battle off of ...

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Rear Adm. William Branford Shubrick, USN MP (1790 - 1874)

William Branford Shubrick (31 Oct 1790-25 May 1874) was the son of Col. Thomas Shubrick and Mary Branford. He married Harriet Cordelia Wethered. He was born in South Carolina but lived most of his adul...

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Commodore Robert F. Stockton, U.S Senator, Military Governor of California MP (1795 - 1866)

Biographical Summary: Robert Field Stockton (August 20, 1795 – October 7, 1866) was a United States naval commodore, notable in the capture of California during the Mexican-American War. He wa...

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Captain Levi Charles Harby (1793 - 1870)

Captain in the United States navy. Brother of Isaac Harby; born in Georgetown, S. C., 1793; died at Galveston, Texas, 1870. At nineteen he became a midshipman in the United States navy, and during the ...

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Rear Admiral Raymond Perry Rogers (deceased)

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Rear Admiral Thomas Slidell Rogers (deceased)

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Rear Admiral Christopher Raymond Perry Rogers (1819 - 1892)

Christopher Raymond Perry Rodgers (4 November 1819 – 8 January 1892) was an officer in the United States Navy. He served in the Mexican-American War, the American Civil War, as Superintendent of...

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Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry MP (1794 - 1858)

Click here to view the Commodore Perry page at Wikipedia. Matthew Calbraith Perry (April 10, 1794 – March 4, 1858) was the Commodore of the U.S. Navy who compelled the opening of Japan to the ...

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Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry MP (1785 - 1819)

Click here to view the Wikipedia page for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (August 23, 1785 – August 23, 1819) was born in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, the son ...

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Master Commandant Andrew Sterett (1778 - 1807)

Andrew Sterett (January 27, 1778 – June 9, 1807) was an officer in the United States Navy during the nation's early days. He saw combat during the Quasi-War with France and in the Barbary Wars...

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Reuben James (c.1776 - 1838)

Profile photo: Reuben James saving the life of Stephen Decatur, engraving by Alonzo Chappel, 1858 Reuben James (c. 1776 – 3 December 1838) was a boatswain's mate of the United States Navy, f...

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Lieutenant James Decatur (b. - 1804)

Lieutenant James Decatur was killed in action in 1804 during the First Barbary War. The Tripoli Monument, the oldest military monument in the U.S., honors the heroes of the First Barbary War, includi...

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Lt. John Templar Shubrick MP (1788 - 1815)

John Templar Shubrick (28 Sep 1788-1815) was the son of Col. Thomas Shubrick and wife Mary Branford. He married Elizabeth Matilda Ludlow. John Templar Shubrick was born on Bull's island, South Caroli...

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Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr. (1779 - 1820)

. Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr. (January 5, 1779 – March 22, 1820) was a United States naval officer notable for his many naval victories in the early 19th century. He was born on the eas...

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Rear Admiral Washburn Maynard (1844 - 1913)

During the Spanish-American War, the gunboat USS Nashville, commanded by Washburn Maynard, fired the war's first American shot. ) MAYNARD, Washburn, naval officer, was born in Knoxville, Tenn., D...

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Ensign Worth Bagley (1874 - 1898)

Ensign Worth Bagley (April 6, 1874 – May 11, 1898) was a United States Navy officer during the Spanish-American War, distinguished as the only U.S. naval officer killed in action during that w...

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Rear Admiral Frank Lyon (USN) (1874 - 1949)

Graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. Served aboard the USS Oregon during the Battle of Santiago, off the coast of Cuba during the Spanish/American War. Rear Admiral Frank Lyon, United States Navy 24...

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Admiral Austin M. Knight (1854 - 1927)

Austin Melvin Knight (December 16, 1854 - February 26, 1927) was an admiral in the United States Navy. He was commander in chief of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet from 1917 to 1918. His textbook Modern Seama...

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Admiral Hugh Rodman KCB (1859 - 1940)

Admiral Hugh Rodman KCB (6 January 1859 – 7 June 1940) was an officer in the United States Navy who served during the Spanish–American War and World War I, later serving as the Commande...

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Rear Admiral William Wirt Kimball (1848 - 1930)

William Wirt Kimball (January 9, 1848 - January 26, 1930) was a U.S. naval officer and an early pioneer in the development of submarines. Biography Kimball was born in Paris, Maine. In 1869 h...

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