Blue, Victor, RDML

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Lower Half
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1918-1919, 111X, Bureau of Navigation
Service Years
1887 - 1919
Rear Admiral Lower Half
Rear Admiral Lower Half

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Home Town
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Last Address
Richmond County, NC

Date of Passing
Jan 22, 1928
Location of Interment
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Rear Admiral Victor Blue died on January 22, 1923 while traveling by train from Florida to Washington D.C.  He had been a sufferer of heart disease for years and was on his way to Walter Reed Hospital.

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      Victor Blue, was born in Richmond County, North Carolina, 6 December 1865 and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1887. Lieutenant Blue was advanced five numbers for intelligence missions in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. He served on the ''Suwanee'', and attracted general attention in June, 1898, by penetrating 72 miles (116 km) within the Spanish lines in the vicinity of Santiago, Cuba, and definitely determining for the first time the presence of the  Spanish fleet in Santiago harbor.  He commanded the ''Alvarado'', a gunboat captured from the Spanish, in the attack upon Manzanillo, Cuba|, became Flag lieutenant in the Pacific Squadron, and served in the Philippines in 1900-01.  From the ranks of inspector of ordnance, held in 1905-07, he was promoted until he became commander in 1909 and in 1910 chief of staff in the Pacific Fleet.  Soon thereafter he was transferred to duty on the General Board of the United States Navy.  He served as Chief of the Bureau of Navigation (1913–16 and 1919).  Under David Beatty,  he commanded USS Texas (BB-35) in the North Sea during her service with the 6th Battle Squadron. He was made rear-admiral on April 1, 1919. 

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US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyCommander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)USS Texas (BB-35)
  1883-1887, 110X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1887-1887, 000X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1891-1891, 144X, USS Pensacola (1859) Steam Sloop
  1893-1893, 111X, USS Alliance (1875) Screw gunboat
  1894-1894, 111X, USS Charleston (C-2)
  1898-1898, 111X, USS Suwanee (motorized picket ship)
  1898-1899, 111X, USS Alvarado (1895)
  1899-1900, 111X, USS Massachusetts (BB-2)
  1900-1900, 111X, USS Newark (C-1)
  1900-1900, 111X, USS Oregon (BB-3)
  1901-1902, 111X, USS Kentucky (BB-6)
  1903-1904, 111X, Commander In Chief Asiatic Fleet
  1904-1905, 111X, USS Bennington (PG-4)
  1905-1905, 111X, USS Hist (1895)
  1906-1906, 111X, USS North Carolina (ACR-12)
  1906-1907, 111X, USS Yorktown (PG-1)
  1910-1912, 111X, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1913-1916, 111X, Bureau of Navigation
  1916-1918, 111X, USS Texas (BB-35)
  1918-1919, 111X, Bureau of Navigation
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1899-1902 Philippine-American War/Second Philippine Insurrection
  1900-1902 China Relief Expedition1
  1917-1918 World War I
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United States Naval Academy
  1883-1887, United States Naval Academy
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