Christy, Harley Hannibal, VADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1923-1924, 00X, USS California (BB-44)
Service Years
1891 - 1934
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1870
 
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Home Town
Circleville, Ohio
Last Address
Bethesda, Maryland

Date of Passing
Jun 04, 1950
 
Location of Interment
U.S Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
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Not Specified

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US Navy Retired 30


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Last Known Activity
US Navy Vice Admiral. Born in Circleville, Ohio, he graduated from the US Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland, in 1891. He served in a variety of warship and educational assignments and was in command of two small gunboats in 1902 and as Executive Officer on the USS North Carolina in 1910. Promoted Commander in 1915, he was in command of station ships at Annapolis, Maryland, when he was placed in charge of vessels for the Army Transport, at the Naval Academy, (1915-17). In May 1917, he was promoted Captain in command of the Armored Cruiser USS San Diego engaged in important duty of transporting and escorting troops and supplies to European ports. During World War I, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for distinguished service while in command of USS San Diego which was sunk by a German mine on July 19, 1918. After the war, he was stationed at the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, where he was station Commander. In 1924, he was promoted Rear Admiral, held several flag commands ashore and afloat, as well as serving at the Naval War College and other Navy boards in Washington D.C. Christy retired from active duty in October 1934, and in January 1950 was advanced to the rank of Vice Admiral on the Retired List in honor of his combat awards. He died at age 79 in Bethesda, Maryland.
   
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUS Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)NAS Pensacola
  1898-1899, 00X, USS Detroit (C-10)
  1910-1912, 00X, USS North Carolina (ACR-12)
  1912-1912, 00X, USS Chester (CL-1)
  1913-1913, 00X, USS Brooklyn (CA-3)
  1914-1914, 00X, USS Salem (CL-3)
  1915-1915, 00X, USS Kearsarge (BB-5)
  1915-1917, 00X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1915-1917, 111X, USS Reina Mercedes (IX-25)
  1917-1917, 00X, USS Minneapolis (C-13)
  1917-1918, 00X, USS San Diego (ACR/CA-6)
  1918-1919, 00X, USS Wyoming (BB-32)
  1920-1923, 00X, NAS Pensacola
  1923-1924, 00X, USS California (BB-44)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1917-1918 World War I
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1887-1891, United States Naval Academy
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