RABY, James, RADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1968, USS Raby (DE-698)
Service Years
1891 - 1934
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1874
 
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Home Town
Bay City, Michigan
Last Address
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
next to his son, also Rear Admiral and
also a Navy Cross recipient.

Date of Passing
Jan 15, 1934
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Rear Admiral James Joseph Raby


James Joseph Raby (September 17, 1874, Bay City, Michigan - January 15, 1934, Midway, Georgia) was an rear admiral of the United States Navy.

Raby was appointed a midshipman on September 9, 1891. Commissioned as an ensign on July 1, 1895, he advanced rapidly in rank, becoming commander on July 1, 1914, captain on November 23, 1919, and rear admiral on November 1, 1927.

1911
the battleship Oregon (BB-3). In 1912, he commanded the USS Pennsylvania (USS Pitsburgh CA-4) with additional duty as Commander of the port of Apra, Guam. During World War I, he received the Navy Cross for convoy escort duty while commanding Albany (CL-23) and later Missouri (BB-11).

After various assignments in Washington, D.C., in 1922 Raby became Commandant of the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, and of the 8th Naval District. In 1931, he became Commandant of the 6th Naval District with additional duty as Commandant of the Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, South Carolina.

He died near Midway, Georgia, in a traffic accident on January 15, 1934, aged 59.
   
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JAMES JOSEPH RABY
REAR ADMIRAL USN
DATE OF DEATH: 01/15/1934
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 9629
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

JANE CALLAGHAN RABY(wife)
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/20/1875
DATE OF DEATH: 10/31/1957
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 9629 N H
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

JOHN J. RABY  (son)
R/ADM US NAVY
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/01/1907
DATE OF DEATH: 02/19/1967
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 9109-K
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


NOTE: Admiral Raby was the father of John Raby, Rear Admiral, United States Navy, and they are buried in the same section at Arlington National Cemetery. Both, father and son, were: Naval Aviators, each was awarded the Navy Cross and retired as Rear Admirals.
   
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US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)Mare Island Naval ShipyardUS NavyNaval Telecommunications Center (NTCC)
CNO - OPNAVNAS Pensacola
  1891-1895, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1906-1907, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  1911-1912, USS Oregon (BB-3)
  1912-1913, USS Pittsburgh (CA-4)
  1914-1915, NTCC Apra Harbor, Guam
  1917-1918, USS Albany (CL-23)
  1918-1919, USS Missouri (BB-11)
  1922-1926, CNO - OPNAV/NR OPNAV NPC DET WASHINGTON DC COMP 506
  1926-1928, NAS Pensacola
  1929-1930, 8th Naval District
  1932-1934, 6th Naval District
  1943-1968, USS Raby (DE-698)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 World War I/Convoy Duty
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  1891-1895, United States Naval Academy
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