Commanding Officer of destroyers WWII
Port Captain, Balboa - Panama Canal Zone 1952-1955
Officer-in-Charge, Armed Forces Radio and Press Services 1958-1960
July 1, 1955 THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW 25 YEARS
Two of the four employees who passed the quarter-century mark of government service during the month of June have unbroken Canal service. Three of them are mid-westerners and one is a native Canal Zonian.
The two with unbroken Canal service are Fred Yaeger, Pumping Plant Operator withthe Maintenance Division and Capt. Horatio A. Lincoln, Captain of the Balboa Port.
Captain Lincoln was born in Grand Forks, N. Dak. and has been Port Captain in Balboa since 1952. He is scheduled to complete his tour of duty here in July (1955).
Captain Horatio Alonzo Lincoln was a direct decedent of Abraham Lincoln
Have a Great-Great-Grand Time
NEW YORK, April 30, 1989. Horatio Lincoln was among Lincoln relatives descended from the President's uncle, and seated at a table with Eleanor Axson Sayre, Woodrow Wilson's granddaughter, a curator emeritus at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. ''Yours was a Democrat, and mine was a Republican,'' said Captain Horatio A. Lincoln, who is retired from the United States Navy. ''But,'' replied Mrs. Sayre, ''he was a liberal Republican.''
The occasion was the bicentennial of the first President's first inauguration, about 100 First Descendants got together for breakfast at Fraunces Tavern on Broad and Pearl Streets, to discuss who was related to whom. It was the first time that so many presidential kin - direct and collateral, from George Washington's great-great-great-great-great-great-niece to Ronald Reagan's third cousin, representing almost every one of the country's 40 former Presidents - had been brought together in one place.
CAPT. H. A. LINCOLN, Balboa Port Captain since June 1952, will leave the Isthmus next month on completion of his tour of duty here. He has been assigned to the command of the Navy Transport General Breckenriage, which operates in the Pacific.
Prior to his assignment to the Canal Zone he had been with the Military Sea Transportation Service, with headquarters in San Francisco.
Captain Lincoln, who of course is familiarly known as "Abe," will be succeeded as Balboa Port Captain by Capt. Anthony C. Roessler who is arriving here in July.
Captain Roessler, a graduate of the United States Naval Academy with the Class of 1931, has been in command of the Fleet Oil Tanker USS Ashtabula.
Chain of Command
01 CAPT. Berdine, Harold Sloop :RADM (USCG) 30 June 1945 - ?
03 CAPT. Eggers, Fremont Baldwin 1951 - April 1952
04 CAPT. Maguire, Paul Sylvester April 1952 - August 1953
05 CAPT. Todd Jr., David Wooster August 1953 - 1955
06 CAPT. Lincoln, Horatio Alonzo September 1955 - 1958 (MSTS)
07 CAPT. Davenport, Roy Milton 1958 - August 1959
08 CAPT. Iffrig, Francis Othmar August 1959 - August 1960
USS General J. C. Breckinridge (AP-176)
In 1955 she was again modified, losing her armament and receiving additional lifeboats. She remained an active part of the MSTS nucleus fleet as one of its few commissioned ships until December 1965, when she was inactivated and turned over to the Maritime Administration for layup in its reserve fleet.