Colahan, Charles Ellwood, CDR

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1903-1904, USS Cleveland (C-19)
Service Years
1869 - 1904

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Home Town
Philadelphia, PA
Last Address
Lamberville, NJ

Date of Passing
Mar 11, 1904
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Last Known Activity
“Biographical Sketches of Distinguished Officers of the Army and Navy” (1905).

"It has been the lot of few men to have made and kept so many friends. Known throughout the Navy by young and old, to the young officer he was the beau ideal of what a Naval officer should be. He displayed in his life that high sense of duty and loyalty which, combined with courtesy and consideration for others, ever resulted in the best work enthusiastically performed. To the older members of the service he was a loved friend on whom, in official and in private life, the fullest dependence was placed. In him the Navy had a devoted servant whose aim from youth up was to advance its interest and to add to its efficiency. He left a memory of priceless to his country and to his service."
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Commander Colahan died while on active duty.

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  1903-1904, USS Cleveland (C-19)
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