Rear Admiral Oscar Fitzalan Stanton

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Rear Admiral Oscar Fitzalan Stanton

Birthplace: Sag Harbor, Suffolk County, NY, United States
Death: July 05, 1924 (89)
New London, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Occupation: USN
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About Rear Admiral Oscar Fitzalan Stanton

Oscar F. Stanton born in Long Island, N.Y., on 18 July 1834, and was appointed to the Naval Academy in 1849 and graduated in 1855. He was detached from the Academy on 31 December 1850 and assigned to the steam frigate Susquehanna, for a three year cruise in Chinese, Japanese, and East Indian waters. Susquehanna was a unit of Commodore Perry's fleet during the expedition to Japan. From 1855 to 1858, he served in the frigate Constellation, in the Mediterranean Squadron. During this assignment, he was promoted to lieutenant in 1856. Stanton was transferred to Memphis in October 1858 for the Paraguay Expedition. He next served off the coast of Africa in Supply which helped suppress the slave trade from 1859 to 1860. He was in the sloop St. Mary's of the Pacific Squadron from Dec 1860 to April 1862. Stanton was commissioned lieutenant commander in July 1862. He served in Tioga in the West Indies and in the James River and Potomac flotillas.
Stanton commanded Panola, under Admiral Farragut, in the battle of Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864. In 1865 he was on ordnance duty at New York and next served at the Naval Academy. He was promoted to commander in 1867 and commanded Tahoma of the North Atlantic Squadron and later, the supply ship Purveyer. After duty at the receiving ship, Portsmouth, N.H., he commanded Monocacy, Yantic, and after his promotion to Captain in 1879-Constitution for two years, (1 Oct 1879 to 14, June 1881). In 1884, he commanded Tennessee before assuming command of Naval Station, New London. As rear admiral in 1893, Stanton commanded the South Atlantic Squadron and, the next year, the North Atlantic Squadron until his retirement on 1 Aug 1894. During the Spanish American War, he was recalled to active duty and commanded the New London Naval Station. Stanton died at New London in July 1924. From the "Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships" Volume VI, edited by James L. Mooney 1976, page 605

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July 18, 1834
Sag Harbor, Suffolk County, NY, United States
July 5, 1924
Age 89
New London, New London County, Connecticut, United States