Knight, Austin Melvin, ADM

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1919-1920, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Service Years
1873 - 1918

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Contact Info
Home Town
Ware, Ma
Last Address
Washington, DC

Date of Passing
Feb 26, 1927
Location of Interment
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Captain Knight was placed under arrest while on trial, and his wife fell ill and died during his detainment. The court-martial also threatened to derail his previously scheduled promotion to rear admiral. His private and professional travails coupled with the perception that he had been scapegoated by the political establishment made him a sympathetic figure among his fellow officers.
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US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyNaval Ordnance CenterNaval War College (Faculty Staff)
Bureau of OrdnanceNAVSTA Newport, RINaval Reserve Forces CommandCNO - OPNAV
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
  1869-1873, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1873-1874, USS Tuscarora (1861) Sloop of War
  1874-1874, USS Kearsarge (1861) Sloop-of-War
  1874-1875, USS Palos (PR-1)
  1875-1875, USS Saco
  1876-1878, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1878-1879, USS Quinnebaug
  1880-1882, USS Galena (1862) Screw Steamer
  1882-1883, USS BROOKLYN (Screw Sloop)
  1883-1885, Naval Ordnance Center
  1885-1889, Indian Head
  1889-1892, USS Chicago (CA-14)
  1892-1895, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1895-1896, USS Lancaster (1858) (Screw Sloop)
  1896-1897, USS Castine (PG-6)
  1897-1898, USS Puritan (BM-1)
  1898-1899, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1899-1901, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1900-1900, USS Newport (PG-12)
  1901-1901, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
  1901-1902, USS Yankton (1893) Schooner
  1902-1903, USS Yankton (1893) Schooner
  1903-1904, USS Castine (PG-6)
  1904-1907, Bureau of Ordnance
  1907-1907, Bureau of Ordnance
  1907-1909, USS Washington (ACR-11)
  1909-1911, Bureau of Ordnance
  1911-1912, NAVSTA Newport, RI
  1912-1913, Commander Atlantic Reserve Fleet (COMLANTRESFLT)
  1913-1917, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
  1913-1917, NAVSTA Newport, RI
  1917-1918, Commander In Chief Asiatic Fleet
  1917-1918, USS Brooklyn (CA-3)
  1918-1918, CNO - OPNAV
  1919-1920, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1917-1918 World War I
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval War College
  1869-1873, United States Naval Academy
  1901-1901, Naval War College
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