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 Johnston Blakeley Creighton

Johnston Blakeley Creighton

Birth
Rhode Island, USA
Death 13 Nov 1883 (aged 61)
Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 92, Lot 439
Memorial ID 5038 · View Source
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United States Navy Admiral. He entered the US Navy as a midshipman, in February 1838 and rose through the ranks to be commissioned Ensign in 1850. In 1853, he became a Lieutenant and commanded the steamer USS Ottawa of the South Atlantic blockading squadron. During Civil War, he was commissioned a Commander and was on special duty in command of the steamer USS Mahaska in the South Atlantic blockading squadron, which was engaged in the bombardment of Forts Wagner and Gregg in August 1863. After the war he was promoted Captian in 1868 and served as the South Atlantic blockading squadron commander. He was appointed Commodore, in 1874 and served as Commandant of the Norfolk Navy Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia, until 1879. In 1883, he retired from active service with the rank of Rear Admiral.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 3 Apr 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5038
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johnston Blakeley Creighton (12 Nov 1822–13 Nov 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5038, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .