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.
The ship was re-designated from a Wickes Class Destroyer to a Stribling Class Light Minelayer, January 1931.
Namesake: Rear Admiral John B. Montgomery 1794-1873
Laid down by Newport News Shipbuilding on October 2 1917.
Launched March 23 1918 and commissioned July 26 1918.
Decommissioned at San Diego June 6 1922 and berthed there until recommissioning on August 20 1931.
Reclassified Light Minelayer DM-17 January 5 1931.
Recommissioned August 20 1931.
Decommissioned from December 7 1937 until September 25 1939.
The Montgomery was assigned to Mine Divsion Two at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941 and was nested at berth D3 along with her sisterships, USS Gamble (DD-123/DM-15) and USS Ramsay (DD-124/DM-16/AG-98).
The Montgomery was irreparably damaged by a mine in Ngulu Lagoon, Caroline Islands October 17 1944.
Stricken April 28 1945.
Fate Sold March 11 1946 and hulk was broken up for scrap
Displacement 1,090 t.
Length 314' 4"
Beam 30' 10"
Draft 9' 2"
Speed 34 kts.
Armament: Four 4"/50 mounts, one 3"/23 mount, one depth charge projector and two depth charge tracks
Propulsion: Four Yarrow/Thornycroft boilers, two 24,200shp Curtis geared turbines, two shafts.