Christy, Harley Hannibal, VADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1923-1924, 00X, USS California (BB-44)
Service Years
1891 - 1934
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1870
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Christy, Harley Hannibal, VADM.
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Circleville, Ohio
Last Address
Bethesda, Maryland

Date of Passing
Jun 04, 1950
 
Location of Interment
U.S Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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US Navy Retired 30


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Last Known Activity
US Navy Vice Admiral. Born in Circleville, Ohio, he graduated from the US Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland, in 1891. He served in a variety of warship and educational assignments and was in command of two small gunboats in 1902 and as Executive Officer on the USS North Carolina in 1910. Promoted Commander in 1915, he was in command of station ships at Annapolis, Maryland, when he was placed in charge of vessels for the Army Transport, at the Naval Academy, (1915-17). In May 1917, he was promoted Captain in command of the Armored Cruiser USS San Diego engaged in important duty of transporting and escorting troops and supplies to European ports. During World War I, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for distinguished service while in command of USS San Diego which was sunk by a German mine on July 19, 1918. After the war, he was stationed at the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, where he was station Commander. In 1924, he was promoted Rear Admiral, held several flag commands ashore and afloat, as well as serving at the Naval War College and other Navy boards in Washington D.C. Christy retired from active duty in October 1934, and in January 1950 was advanced to the rank of Vice Admiral on the Retired List in honor of his combat awards. He died at age 79 in Bethesda, Maryland.
   
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  1917-1918, 00X, USS San Diego (ACR/CA-6)

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- / 1918

Unit
USS San Diego (ACR/CA-6) Unit Page

Rank
Captain

NEC
00X-Unknown NOC/Designator

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
United States
 
 
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 USS San Diego (ACR/CA-6) Details

USS San Diego (ACR/CA-6)
Hull number CA-6

Type
Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Sunk

Parent Unit
Surface Vessels

Strength
Heavy Cruiser

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Jun 26, 2013
   
   
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9 Members Also There at Same Time
USS San Diego (ACR/CA-6)

McCain, John, ADM, (1906-1945) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Steele, James Mortimer, CAPT, (1916-1946) OFF 116X Ensign
Smith, Charles, CPO, (1913-1919) BM BM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Froehlich, Herman, CPO, (1912-1942) CM CM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Merriam, Roy Stuart, Cox, (1917-1918) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Trinidad, Telesforo De La Crux, PO1, (1910-1945) F2c F2c-0000 Fireman Second Class
Bradley, Willis Winter, CAPT, (1906-1946) Lieutenant
Wead, Frank, CDR, (1916-1944) Ensign
Loomis, Donald Wood, RADM, (1917-1949) Ensign

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