|Birth: ||Jun. 26, 1918|
|Death: ||Aug. 10, 2012|
Graduated USNA and commissioned Ensign on 1 June 1939, he subsequently advanced in rank to that of Rear Admiral, to date from 30 May 1967.
In May 1961 he became Commanding Officer of the USS Intrepid (CVA-11), which, under his command, won the Air Force, Atlantic Fleet Battle Efficiency Pennant for the fiscal year 1962. The Intrepid was the recovery ship for Astronaut Scott Carpenter after his 3-orbit flight in May 1962.
In February 1967 he assumed command of the US Naval Support Force, Antarctica, with headquarters in Washington, DC, and 'for exceptionally meritorious service from February 1967 to June 1969...' in that capacity was awarded the Legion of Merit for Operation Deep Freeze.
The Abbot Ice Shelf in Antarctica was named for him. A book, "Antarctica: An Encyclopedia from Abbott (sic) Ice Shelf to Zooplankton" (2002) by Mary Trewby, misspells the name right on the front cover.
Doc Abbot was the recipient of two Legion of Merit awards and the Navy Commendation Medal.
James Lloyd Abbot (1888 - 1988)
Helen Buck Taylor Abbot (1891 - 1975)
Marjorie Grubbs Abbot (1918 - 1974)
Margaret Middleton Pratt Abbot (1916 - 2010)
Mary Neville Abbot (1950 - 2009)*
Helen Taylor Abbot (1913 - 2003)*
James Lloyd Abbot (1918 - 2012)
Amelia Lyon Abbot (1929 - 1929)*
United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Anne Arundel County
Created by: Ray
Record added: Aug 15, 2012
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