Cobb, Calvin, VADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Primary Unit
1945-1946, NAVSTA Philadelphia
Service Years
1911 - 1946
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Home State
Maine
Maine
Year of Birth
1889
 
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Last Address
Kittery, ME

Date of Passing
Mar 03, 1961
 
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Then-LCDR Cobb was awarded the Navy Cross for ASW Patrol service in the Atlantic during the First World War. He had previously seen action at the Guantanamo Bay uprising in 1912 and the following year at Vera Cruz.

Cobb's career nearly ended in 1923. His ship, USS Percival was one of 14 destroyers of Destroyer Squadron 11 steaming in formation through a heavy fog off Honda Point, California. Fortunately, Percival was barely able to avoid running aground. However, nine of the other ships ran aground. Two were able to eventually free themselves, but 7 were damaged beyond repair, and 23 lives were lost. It was the largest peacetime loss of ships for the US Navy.

   
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 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyCNO - OPNAV/Naval Attache/Asst Naval AttacheUSS Nitro (AE-2)
USS Mississippi (BB-41)NAVSTA Philadelphia
  1908-1911, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1912-1914, USS Minnesota (BB-22)
  1916-1919, USS Duncan (DD-46)
  1922-1925, USS Percival (DD-298)
  1927-1928, USS Billingsley (DD-293)
  1928-1930, USS J. Fred Talbott (DD-156)
  1930-1933, CNO - OPNAV/Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache
  1939-1940, USS Nitro (AE-2)
  1940-1942, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1942-1942, USS Mississippi (BB-41)
  1945-1945, NAS Ryukyus
  1945-1946, NAVSTA Philadelphia
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1908-1911, United States Naval Academy
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