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Notables of Annapolis (USNA)

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  • LCDR Edward Rowell Holt, Jr. (1915 - 1945)
    LCDR Holt and his crew were killed in action on August 6, 1945 which coincided with the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, Japan.Edward Rowell Holt Jr. was born on July 6, 1915 in Hickory, North Carolina to...
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    Hon. (USA, USN), John Buchanan Robinson (1846 - 1933)
    John Buchanan Robinson (May 23, 1846 – January 28, 1933) was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for Delaware County ...
  • Alexander Alderman Semmes, Jr., Commodore (USN), (1825 - 1885)
    Alexander Alderman Semmes From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search Alexander Alderman Semmes Born 1825 Maryland Died September 22, 1885 (aged 59–60) Allegiance United Sta...
  • LCDR Mannert Lincoln Abele (1903 - 1943)
    Commander Mannert Lincoln Abele, USN was a World War II submarine commander who posthumously received the Navy Cross for his heroism in the Pacific Theater.BiographyAbele was born July 11, 1903 in Quin...
  • William H. P. Blandy (1890 - 1954)
    William Henry Purnell Blandy (28 June 1890 – 12 January 1954), known to close associates as "Spike", was an admiral in the United States Navy during World War II.

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The United States Naval Academy (also known as USNA, Annapolis, or simply Navy) is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. Established in 1845 under Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft, it is the second-oldest of the United States' five service academies, and educates officers for commissioning primarily into the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The 338-acre (137 ha) campus is located on the former grounds of Fort Severn at the confluence of the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay in Anne Arundel County, 33 miles (53 km) east of Washington, D.C. and 26 miles (42 km) southeast of Baltimore. The entire campus is a National Historic Landmark and home to many historic sites, buildings, and monuments. It replaced Philadelphia Naval Asylum, in Philadelphia, that served as the first United States Naval Academy from 1838 to 1845 when the Naval Academy formed in Annapolis.

In its most recent report, the 2012 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked the US Naval Academy as the No. 1 Public Liberal Arts College in the nation, tied for first with the US Military Academy. In the category of High School Counselor Rankings of National Liberal Arts Colleges, the Naval Academy is also tied for No. 1 with the US Military Academy and the US Air Force Academy. It also holds the No. 5 spot with the US Air Force Academy for Best Undergraduate Engineering programs. In the same year, Forbes ranked the US Naval Academy as No. 17 overall in nation in its report "America's Top Colleges 2011".