Taussig Sr., Joseph Knefler, VADM

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Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
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Line Officer
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1943-1947, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Service Years
1899 - 1947
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Vice Admiral

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Kent Weekly (SS/DSV) (DBF), EMCS to remember Taussig Sr., Joseph Knefler, VADM USN(Ret).

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Date of Passing
Oct 29, 1947
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His Father Rear Admiral Edward Taussig:

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  1902-1905, USS Texas

Lieutenant Junior Grade

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USS Texas
Texas Class Battleship: Displacement 6,315 Tons, Dimensions, 308' 10" (oa) x 64' 1" x 24' 6" (Max). Armament 2 x 12"/35 2 x 6"/30, 4 x 21" tt. Armor, 12" Belt, 12" Turrets, 3" Decks, 9" Conning Tower. Machinery, 8,000 IHP; 2 Vertical, Triple expansion engines, 2 screws. Speed, 17 Knots, Crew 392. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Norfolk Naval Ship Yard, on June 1, 1889. Launched January 28, 1892. Commissioned August 15, 1895. Decommissioned January 27, 1896. Recommissioned July 20, 1896. Decommissioned November 30, 1900. Recommissioned November 2, 1902. Decommissioned January 8, 1908. Recommissioned September 1, 1908. Decommissioned February 1, 1911. Renamed San Marcos, February 16, 1911. Stricken October 11, 1911. Fate: Sunk as target off Tangier Island, Maryland, March 22, 1911, by the battleship New Hampshire (BB-25).

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USS Texas

Quinby, John Gardner, CAPT, (1878-1913) Lieutenant Commander
Stickney, Herman Osman, RADM, (1888-1921) Lieutenant
Ellyson, Theodore Gordon, CDR, (1905-1928) Midshipman

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