Adm John Halligan Jr.

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Adm John Halligan Jr. Veteran

Birth
South Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
11 Dec 1934 (aged 58)
Washington, USA
Burial
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA GPS-Latitude: 38.9869766, Longitude: -76.4902878
Plot
Section 2, Site 263
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Rear Admiral US NavyHe was an admiral of the United States Navy in the early 20th century. Halligan, born on 4 May 1876 in South Boston, Massachusetts, graduated from the United States Naval Academy at the head of his class in 1898. He served during the Spanish-American War in the armored cruiser USS Brooklyn, flagship of Commodore Winfield S. Schley. During World War I he was chief of staff to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, France, and for his outstanding performance of duty he received the Distinguished Service Medal. After the Armistice, he commanded the battleship Ohio, and in 1925 became chief of the Bureau of Engineering. Subsequently, he commanded the aircraft carrier Saratoga from September 1928 to April 1929, served as Assistant Chief of Naval Operations in 1930, and in 1933 became Commander Aircraft, Base Force. Appointed Rear Admiral in 1930, Halligan died at Puget Sound, Washington, 11 December 1934, while serving as Commandant, 13th Naval District. In 1943, the destroyer USS Halligan (DD-584) was named in his honor.

Rear Admiral US NavyHe was an admiral of the United States Navy in the early 20th century. Halligan, born on 4 May 1876 in South Boston, Massachusetts, graduated from the United States Naval Academy at the head of his class in 1898. He served during the Spanish-American War in the armored cruiser USS Brooklyn, flagship of Commodore Winfield S. Schley. During World War I he was chief of staff to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, France, and for his outstanding performance of duty he received the Distinguished Service Medal. After the Armistice, he commanded the battleship Ohio, and in 1925 became chief of the Bureau of Engineering. Subsequently, he commanded the aircraft carrier Saratoga from September 1928 to April 1929, served as Assistant Chief of Naval Operations in 1930, and in 1933 became Commander Aircraft, Base Force. Appointed Rear Admiral in 1930, Halligan died at Puget Sound, Washington, 11 December 1934, while serving as Commandant, 13th Naval District. In 1943, the destroyer USS Halligan (DD-584) was named in his honor.