VADM Harley Hannibal Christy

VADM Harley Hannibal Christy

Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio, USA
Death 4 Jun 1950 (aged 79)
Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 6605381 · View Source
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US Navy Vice Admiral. Born in Circleville, Ohio, he graduated from the US Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland, in 1891. He served in a variety of warship and educational assignments and was in command of two small gunboats in 1902 and as Executive Officer on the USS North Carolina in 1910. Promoted Commander in 1915, he was in command of station ships at Annapolis, Maryland, when he was placed in charge of vessels for the Army Transport, at the Naval Academy, (1915-17). In May 1917, he was promoted Captain in command of the Armored Cruiser USS San Diego engaged in important duty of transporting and escorting troops and supplies to European ports. During World War I, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for distinguished service while in command of USS San Diego which was sunk by a German mine on July 19, 1918. After the war, he was stationed at the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, where he was station Commander. In 1924, he was promoted Rear Admiral, held several flag commands ashore and afloat, as well as serving at the Naval War College and other Navy boards in Washington D.C. He retired from active duty as a Vice Admiral in October 1934. He died at age 79 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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