Chevalier, Godfrey DeCourcelles, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1922-1922, USS Langley (CV-1)
Service Years
1910 - 1922
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Year of Birth
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Last Address
Norfolk, VA

Date of Passing
Nov 14, 1922
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LCDR Chevalier was Naval Aviator #7

LCDR Chevalier was the first US Naval Aviator to land a plane on an Aircraft Carrier - October 26, 1922

Writing about a flight with Ensign Godfrey DeC. Chevalier, Arthur Ruhl of the New York Tribune wrote, ?he turns an aeroplane into a sentient being as blithe and carefree as himself?We have been to another world and back [and] he still seems a little apart and resplendent, touched with the radiance of that thin, upper ether.

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USS New Hampshire (BB-25)
Connecticut Class Battleship: Displacement 16,000 Tons, Dimensions, 456' 4" (oa) x 76' 10" x 26' 9" (Max). Armament 4 x 12"/45 8 x 8"/45, 12 x 7"/45, 20 x 3"/50, 4 21" tt. Armor, 9" Belt, 12" Turrets, 3" Decks, 9" Conning Tower. Machinery, 16,500 HP; 2 vertical, triple expansion engines, 2 screws. Speed, 18 Knots, Crew 881. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Newport News, Shipbuilding, Newport News, Newport News, VA., October 27 1903. Launched April 8 1905. Commissioned March 9 1907. Decommissioned December 1 1921. Stricken November 10 1923. Fate: Broken Up for scrap at the Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard in 1924.

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USS New Hampshire (BB-25)

RODGERS, Thomas, RADM, (1878-1919) Captain
HUSSEY, Charles Lincoln, RDML, (1892-1927) Lieutenant Commander
King, Ernest Joseph, FADM, (1897-1945) Lieutenant Commander
Naile, Frederick Raymond, CAPT, (1900-1926) Lieutenant Commander
Naile, Frederick Raymond, CAPT, (1900-1926) Lieutenant
Breeman, George, CPO, (1902-1929) Petty Officer First Class
Bagby, Oliver Walton, LCDR, (1908-1925) OFF Ensign
Fritsch, Elmer, CPO, (1900-1920) YN YN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Morris, Alexander, LCDR, (1907-1955) MU MU-3803 Petty Officer Third Class

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