Belknap Jr., Charles, LCDR

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Lieutenant Commander
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1918-1919, CNO - OPNAV
Service Years
1903 - 1919
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home Town
Concord, MA
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Date of Passing
Dec 29, 1954
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Appointed Director on January 9, 1918 of the newly formed Naval Overseas Transportation Service (NOTS). CDR Belknap was in charge of navy cargo ships and when appointed as Director NOTS gave him responsibility for all auxiliary vessles not otherwise assigned to the fleet or various naval districts.

For services in this position was awarded both the Navy Cross and Army DSM.


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  1903-1903, USS Kearsarge (BB-5)

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USS Kearsarge (BB-5)
Kearsarge Class Battleship: Displacement 11,525 Tons, Dimensions, 375' 4" (oa) x 72' 3" x 25' 10" (Max), Armament 4 x 13"/35 4 x 8"/35, 14 x 5"/40 4 x 18" tt, Armor, 16 1/2" Belt, 17" Turrets, 5" Decks, 10" Conning Tower, Machinery, 10,000 IHP; 2 vertical triple expansion engines, 2 screws, Speed, 16 Knots, Crew 553. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Newport News, Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA., on June 30, 1896. Launched March 24, 1898, Commissioned February 20, 1900, Decommissioned September 4, 1909, Recommissioned June 17, 1912, Decommissioned May 18, 1920, Converted at Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard into Crane Ship and re-designated AB-1, August 5, 1920. Renamed Crane Ship 1, November 6, 1941 to free name for new construction. Stricken June 22, 1955. Fate: Sold August 9, 1955 and broken up for scrap.

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USS Kearsarge (BB-5)

Hemphill, Joseph Newton, RADM, (1866-1909) Captain
RODGERS, Raymond, RADM, (1868-1910) Captain
Bristol, Mark Lambert, RADM, (1887-1932) Lieutenant
Pratt, William, ADM, (1886-1933) Lieutenant
Mustin, Henry Croskey, CAPT, (1896-1923) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Breeman, George, CPO, (1902-1929) Petty Officer Third Class
Zane, Abraham Vanhoy, RADM, (1871-1919) OFF Lieutenant Commander

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