Holloway, James Lemuel, Jr., ADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Admiral
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1957-1959, Commander Naval Forces Eastern Atlantic /Mediterranean (CINCNELM/COMNELM)
Service Years
1918 - 1959
Admiral
Admiral

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Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
1898
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Bersley H. Thomas, Jr. (Tom), SMCS to remember Holloway, James Lemuel, Jr. (Lord Jim), ADM USN(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Fort Smith, AR
Last Address
Falls Church, VA

Date of Passing
Jan 11, 1984
 
Location of Interment
U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 2

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In 1964 James Holloway was recalled to active duty to serve as Governor of the United States Naval Home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, until 1966. Additionally, he received the honorary degrees of Doctor of Laws from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1944, and later from the University of Notre Dame, and Doctor of Humane Letters from Villanova University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1948. He died from an aortic aneurysm at the age of 85. The Admiral James L. Holloway Jr. Award is presented annually by the Navy League of the US to the outstanding Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps midshipman in the nation. The Rear Admiral James L. Holloway Jr. Trophy honors the Naval Academy midshipman who has contributed the most to Varsity Offshore J/24 sailing through his leadership, dedication to the team, and sailing skills.
   
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  1926-1928, USS West Virginia (BB-48)

Lieutenant

From Month/Year
June / 1926

To Month/Year
August / 1928

Unit
USS West Virginia (BB-48) Unit Page

Rank
Lieutenant

NEC
Not Specified

Location
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USS West Virginia (BB-48)
Original photo pre-Pearl Harbor


















The fourth and final ship of the 
Colorado Class Battleship, USS West Virginia (BB-48) was laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding on April 12, 1920.  Construction moved forward and on November 19, 1921, it slid down the ways with Alice W. Mann, daughter of West Virginia coal magnate Isaac T. Mann, serving as sponsor.  After another two years of work, West Virginia was completed and entered commission on December 1, 1923, with Captain Thomas J. Senn in command. 

: Displacement 32,600 Tons, Dimensions, 624' (oa) x 97' 4" x 31' 4" (Max). Armament 8 x 16"/45 14 x 5"/51, 4 x 3"/50AA 2 x 21" tt.Armor, 13 1/2" Belt, 18" Turrets, 3 1/2" + 1 1/2" Decks, 16" Conning Tower. Machinery, 28,900 SHP; Turbines with Electric Drive, 4 screws. Speed, 21 Knots, Crew 1080. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA, April 12, 1920.
Launched November 19, 1921. Commissioned December 1, 1923. Decommissioned January 9, 1947. Stricken March 1, 1959. Fate: Sold August 2, 1959 and broken up for scrap.
 

USS West Virginia (BB-48) - Pearl Harbor:

On the morning of December 7, 1941, West Virginia was moored along Pearl Harbor's Battleship Row, outboard of USS Tennessee (BB-43), when the Japanese attacked and pulled the United States into World War II.  In a vulnerable position with its port side exposed, West Virginia sustained seven torpedo hits (six exploded) from Japanese aircraft.  Only rapid counter-flooding by the battleship's crew prevented it from capsizing.  The damage from the torpedoes was exacerbated by two armor-piercing bomb hits as well as a massive oil fire started following the explosion of USS Arizona(BB-39) which was moored aft.  Severely damaged, West Virginia sank upright with little more than its superstructure above the water.  In the course of that attack, the battleship's commander, Captain Mervyn S. Bennion, was mortally wounded.  He posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his defense of the ship.  

USS West Virginia (BB-48) - Rebirth:

In the weeks after the attack, efforts to salvage West Virginia commenced.  After patching the massive holes in the hull, the battleship was refloated on May 17, 1942 and later moved to Drydock Number One.  As work commenced 66 bodies were found trapped in the hull.  Three located in a storeroom appear to have survived until at least December 23.

  After extensive repairs to the hull, West Virginia departed for Puget Sound Navy Yard on May 7, 1943.  Arriving, it underwent a modernization program that dramatically altered the battleship's appearance.  This saw the construction of a new superstructure which included trunking the two funnels into one, a greatly enhanced anti-aircraft armament, and elimination of the old cage masts.  In addition, the hull was widened to 114 feet which precluded it from passing through the Panama Canal. When complete, West Virginia looked more similar to the modernized Tennessee-class battleships than those from its own Colorado-class.

Rebuilt view 1944.

 



Type
Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Colorado-class

Strength
Battleship

Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: May 9, 2020
   
   
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16 Members Also There at Same Time
USS West Virginia (BB-48)

Hanson, Edward William, RADM, (1911-1951) OFF Lieutenant Commander
Lohmann, Philip Daniel, RADM, (1923-1953) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Burch, William Oscar, RDML, (1927-1962) OFF Ensign
Layton, Edwin Thomas, RADM, (1924-1959) OFF 000X Ensign
Russell, James Sargent, ADM, (1926-1965) OFF 110X Ensign
De Steiguer, Louis Rodolph, ADM, (1889-1932) Vice Admiral
NULTON, Louis McCoy, ADM, (1889-1933) Vice Admiral
Hepburn, Arthur Japy, ADM, (1897-1945) Captain
Sherman, Frederick Carl, ADM, (1910-1947) Commander
Briscoe, Robert Pearce, ADM, (1918-1959) Lieutenant
THOMAS, William, RADM, (1928-1947) Ensign
Pierce, Edward, CPO, (1922-1951) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Nichols, Robert, CDR, (1923-1962) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Welch, Howard, CPO, (1942-1945) MO MO-0000 Fireman
Murfin, Orin Gould, ADM, (1897-1944) Captain
THEOBALD, Robert, RADM, (1906-1945) Commander

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