Burrage, Guy, VADM

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Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
9421-Commanding Officer, Naval Shore Activity
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1929-1931, 9421, 5th Naval District
Service Years
1887 - 1931
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Home Town
Lowell, PA
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Jun 17, 1954
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US Navy Retired 30

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US Navy Honorable Discharge

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The Army and Navy Union USA
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Vice Adm. Guy Hamilton Burrage

(14 Jun 1867 – 16 Jun 1954) 

The Evening Star, June 17, 1954

Contookcook, N.H., Vice Admiral Guy H. Burrage, USN Retired, one-time commandant of the Fifth Naval District and the naval operating base at Norfolk, VA died at his summer home yesterday. He was 87. Admiral Burrage headed the Fifth District at the time of his retirement in 1931 after 44 years’ service. In 1919 he was commandant of the Norfolk Navy Yard. He leaves his widow, Mary Burrage, 2 daughters and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were scheduled for this afternoon at Hopkinton with burial in Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Rear Admiral Guy H. Burrage, United States Navy, and president of the Board of Inspection and Survey, Office of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C., was promoted to his present rank June 27, 1920. He had held the rank of temporary rear admiral, having been so commissioned while in command of the battleship Nebraska, which was in the convoy service during the latter part of the World War. 

Rear Admiral Burrage was born at Lowell, Massachusetts, June 14, 1867, son of Hamilton and Mary Howe (Davis) Burrage. He was appointed to the United States Naval Academy and was graduated in 1887. During the years he has been in the navy he has risen steadily through the grades to his present rank and has seen the following service: Lieutenant, junior grade, on the Wheeling, Spanish-American War; executive office of the Washington and then on the Connecticut, 1907-10; commanded the Albatross, 1910-12; at Naval War College, Newport, R.I., 1912; on duty U.S. Naval Academy, 1912-14; commandant of midshipmen, Naval Academy, 1914-15; commanded the Nebraska, 1915-19; attached to office of naval operations, Navy Department, Washington, D.C., 1919; commandant, Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia, 1919; Navy Department and president of the Board of Inspection and Survey. Commandant of the Navy Yard at Norfolk, 1919-1921. In 1921 Rear Admiral Burrage commanded the destroyer division for the Pacific fleet. Commander of United States Naval Forces in Europe, 1926-1928 and commanded the ship that brought back Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis from Paris, 1927. His final post was Commandant of the Fifth Naval District at Norfolk, Virginia 1928-1931.

On September 4, 1894, he married Mary Ricketts Graham, of California, and has three daughters -- Mrs. W.W. Gwathmey, Jr.; Mrs. Barton Myers, Jr.; and Miss Charlotte Meade Burrage.

He is a member of the Army and Navy Club, Washington, D.C.

Awarded the Navy Cross during World War One (see ribbon bar for citation).

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyNAVSTA Washington DCSchool Assignments - StaffUS Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Naval Academy Prep School (Faculty Staff) Newport, RINAVSTA Norfolk, VACommander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)Commander in Chief US Naval Forces Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR)/Commander US Naval Forces Europe (COMUSNAVE
  1895-1901, 000X, USS Wheeling (PG-14)
  1901-1907, 000X, NAVSTA Washington DC
  1907-1910, 000X, USS Connecticut (BB-18)
  1910-1912, 000X, USS Albatross (1882)
  1912-1912, 000X, Naval War College of the Americas
  1912-1914, 000X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1914-1915, 9420, Naval Academy Prep School (Faculty Staff) Newport, RI
  1915-1919, 000X, USS Nebraska (BB-14)
  1919-1921, 9421, Naval Receiving Station, Norfolk, VA, NAVSTA Norfolk, VA
  1921-1926, 000X, Commander, Destroyers, Pacific Fleet
  1926-1928, 000X, Commander in Chief US Naval Forces Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR)/Commander US Naval Forces Europe (COMUSNAVE
  1929-1931, 9421, 5th Naval District
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1899-1902 Philippine-American War
  1900-1902 China Relief Expedition
  1916-1917 Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)
  1917-1918 World War I/Atlantic Convoy
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1883-1887, United States Naval Academy
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