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 Colby Mitchell Chester

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Colby Mitchell Chester

Birth
New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Death 4 May 1932 (aged 88)
Rye, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3, Lot 1901
Memorial ID 13234886 View Source
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United States Navy Admiral. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in September 1863 and participated in operations with the western gulf squadron during the Civil War. While with the "USS Alaska", he commanded steam launches surveying Salee River in Korea and was fired upon from forts guarding that river's entrance in June 1871. In the Spanish-American War he was in actions at the Battle of Manila Bay, Philippine Islands in May 1898. He was promoted to Commander, October 15, 1881, Captain June 12, 1896, Rear Admiral August 10, 1903 and retired from active duty on February 28, 1906. He became professor of Naval Science at Yale University in 1917, then Superintendent of United States Naval units at Yale, Columbia and Brown Universities. He also founded the Naval Academy Athletic Association in 1891.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 5 Feb 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 13234886
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/13234886/colby-mitchell-chester : accessed ), memorial page for Colby Mitchell Chester (29 Feb 1844–4 May 1932), Find a Grave Memorial ID 13234886, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .