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Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1909-1910, CNO - OPNAV
Service Years
1867 - 1911
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Home Town
Ovid, N.Y.
Last Address
Buried in Arlington National Cemetery

Date of Passing
Apr 11, 1914
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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United States Naval InstituteMilitary Order of Foreign Wars of the United States
  1870, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1900, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States [Verified]

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Commodore Andrew Dunlap, U.S. Navy

Andrew Dunlap was born in Ovid on October 7, 1844, to parents Andrew and Hannah Kinne Dunlap. (His grandfather, Andrew Dunlap, was one of the original settlers of the southern party of what is today Seneca County.) He attended the NYS Agricultural College at Ovid and then entered the U.S. Navy as acting midshipman on April 23, 1862. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1867.

He had an active naval career, rising through the ranks to become a Rear Admiral. He was a midshipman in the European and Pacific stations in 1867-68. He was promoted to the rank of Ensign in 1868, Master in 1870, Lieutenant in 1871, Lt. Commander in 1891, Commander in 1898, and Captain in 1902. He was made a Rear Admiral in 1905. He served on various sea and shore duties.

During the Spanish American War, he was commander of the USS Solace, an ambulance and hospital ship which was part of the Sampson Fleet. On November 5, 1898, the Solace brought officers and men to establish a naval station at San Juan, Puerto Rico. Then the Solace was assigned the duty of transporting officers and men to and from the Philippine Islands. In 1902, Andrew Dunlap was made commandant of the U.S. naval station at San Juan. He was married to the former Ellen Grace Derby Adams of Boston. They had one son, Andrew, who accidentally shot himself while hunting in the Thousand Islands. Rear Admiral Andrew Dunlap died April 11, 1914. All three are buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
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Obituary for Rear Admiral Andrew Dunlap

Retired Officer Served More Than
43 Years in U.S. Navy.

Rear Admiral Andrew Dunlap, U.S.N., retired, died at the United States Naval Hospital at Washington yesterday afternoon. He returned to Washington six weeks ago from Pinehurst, N.C., where he had been for his health. Admiral Dunlap was born in Ovid, N.Y., on Oct 7, 1844, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy at the age of 23 years. He was made an Ensign in 1868, a Lieutenant in 1871, Lieutenant Commander in 1871, captain in 1902 and Rear Admiral in June, 1905, when he retired at his own request after more than 43 years service.

Admiral Dunlap was in command of the ambulance and hospital ship Solace during the Spanish-American war and afterward commanded that vessel when she did transport work to the West Indies and the Philippines. He was Lighthouse Inspector of the Tenth District with headquarters at Buffalo from 1900 to 1902 and the following four years he was in command of the United States Naval Station at San Juan, Porto Rico. He was a member of the Military Order of Foreign Wars, United States Naval Institute, and the National Geological Society. He is survived by his widow, who was Miss Ellen Grace Derby Adams of Boston.
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US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyUSS Solace (AH-2)Pearl Harbor Naval Ship Yard
  1862-1867, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1867-1868, European Squadron
  1868-1870, South Pacific Squadron (1866 - 1872)
  1898-1900, USS Solace (AH-2)
  1900-1900, Pearl Harbor Naval Ship Yard
  1900-1902, 10th Naval District
  1902-1906, NAVSTA San Juan PR
  1909-1910, CNO - OPNAV
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1862-1867, United States Naval Academy
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  Obituary for Rear Admiral Andrew Dunlap
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