Adams, Carlton Rolla, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1956-1959, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Service Years
1930 - 1959
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Contact Info
Home Town
Norfolk, VA
Last Address
Wilmington, NC

Date of Passing
Oct 26, 1990
Location of Interment
U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
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US Navy Retired 30

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Silver Star
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Division: U.S.S. Henley (DD-391)
Citation: The President of the
United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Commander Carlton Rolla Adams, United States Navy, for gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy as Commanding Officer of the Destroyer U.S.S. HENLEY (DD-391) which was a unit of a Task Group returning from Finschhafen on 22 September 1943. This task group, composed of destroyers and tank landing ships, was attacked by ten enemy torpedo planes. Commander Adams immediately brought his ship into action, took station in the most effective position to protect the convoy and by skilful maneuvering avoided all torpedoes. During this time he was repeatedly strafed by the enemy. He successfully repelled this attack, inflicting losses on the enemy, and brought his ship and convoy through unscathed except for slight damage due to machine gun fire. Commander Adams' actions and conduct were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Arizona (BB-39)Naval Observatory, CNO - OPNAVUS Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)USS Chukawan (AO-100)USS Des Moines (CA-134)
  1930-1930, USS Wyoming (BB-32)
  1930-1934, USS Arizona (BB-39)
  1934-1937, USS Farragut (DD-348)
  1938-1939, Naval Observatory, CNO - OPNAV
  1939-1940, USS Augusta (CA-31)
  1940-1941, USS Houston (CA-30)
  1941-1943, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1943-1943, 111X, USS Henley (DD-391)
  1944-1945, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1952-1953, USS Chukawan (AO-100)
  1955-1956, USS Des Moines (CA-134)
  1956-1959, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyUnited States Naval Academy
  1926-1930, United States Naval Academy
  1937-1939, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 05, 1930, Commissioned as Ensign
  Jun 05, 1933, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Jun 02, 1938, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Jun 15, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Oct 15, 1942, Promoted to Commander
  Jul 01, 1949, Promoted to Captain
  Jul 25, 2013, General Photos
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