Christy, Harley Hannibal, VADM

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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 Town
Circleville, Ohio
Last Address
Bethesda, Maryland

Date of Passing
Jun 04, 1950
Location of Interment
U.S Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
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US Navy Retired 30

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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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NAS Pensacola

Gaines, Oliver Wallace, CAPT, (1917-1950) OFF 00X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Fleming, Robert Walton, CAPT, (1917-1945) 00 00X Lieutenant
Towers, John Henry, ADM, (1906-1947) OFF 131X Commander
HARRILL, William, VADM, (1914-1954) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Steele, James Mortimer, CAPT, (1916-1946) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Ofstie, Ralph, VADM, (1918-1956) OFF 132X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Sprague, Thomas Lamison, VADM, (1917-1952) OFF 132X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Edel, William Wilcox, CAPT, (1917-1946) OFF 410X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Byrne, Patrick, LCDR, (1917-1958) AP AP-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Ormsbee, Francis Edward, CPO, (1917-1929) MM MM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Ballentine, John Jennings, ADM, (1917-1954) OFF Lieutenant
Fairlamb, George Richardson, CAPT, (1917-1947) OFF Lieutenant
Sprague, Clifton Albert F, VADM, (1917-1951) OFF Lieutenant
Isbell, Arnold Jay, CAPT, (1917-1945) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Sample, William Dodge, RADM, (1918-1945) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Tomlinson, William Gosnell, VADM, (1916-1953) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Ramsey, DeWitt Clinton, ADM, (1912-1949) Lieutenant Commander
Carpenter, Donald Marshall, LCDR, (1916-1936) Lieutenant
Davis, Noel, LCDR, (1914-1927) Lieutenant
MASON, Charles, VADM, (1912-1946) Lieutenant
Wooster, Stanton Hall, LT, (1917-1927) Lieutenant
Radford, Arthur William, ADM, (1916-1957) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Loomis, Donald Wood, RADM, (1917-1949) Lieutenant
GLOVER, Cato, ADM, (1916-1957) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Ramsey, Logan Carlisle, RADM, (1918-1949) Lieutenant Junior Grade

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