Adams, Carlton Rolla, RADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1956-1959, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Service Years
1930 - 1959
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1908
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Norfolk, VA
Last Address
Wilmington, NC

Date of Passing
Oct 26, 1990
 
Location of Interment
U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
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Silver Star
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Division: U.S.S. Henley (DD-391)
Citation: The President of the
United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Commander Carlton Rolla Adams, United States Navy, for gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy as Commanding Officer of the Destroyer U.S.S. HENLEY (DD-391) which was a unit of a Task Group returning from Finschhafen on 22 September 1943. This task group, composed of destroyers and tank landing ships, was attacked by ten enemy torpedo planes. Commander Adams immediately brought his ship into action, took station in the most effective position to protect the convoy and by skilful maneuvering avoided all torpedoes. During this time he was repeatedly strafed by the enemy. He successfully repelled this attack, inflicting losses on the enemy, and brought his ship and convoy through unscathed except for slight damage due to machine gun fire. Commander Adams' actions and conduct were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
   
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  1930-1930, USS Wyoming (BB-32)

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From Month/Year
June / 1930

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December / 1930

Unit
USS Wyoming (BB-32) Unit Page

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Ensign

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 USS Wyoming (BB-32) Details

USS Wyoming (BB-32)
Wyoming Class Battleship: Displacement 26,000 Tons, Dimensions, 562' (oa) x 93' 3" x 29' 7" (Max). Armament 12 x 12"/50 21 x 5"/51, 2 x 21" tt. Armor, 11" Belt, 12" Turrets, 3" Decks, 11 1/2" Conning Tower. Machinery, 28,000 SHP; Direct Drive Turbines, 4 screws. Speed, 20.5 Knots, Crew 1063. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Cramp, Shipbuilding, Philadelphia, PA., February 9, 1910. Launched May 25 1911. Commissioned September 25, 1912. Decommissioned May 21, 1930. Recommissioned & Reclassified as Gunnery Training Ship (AG-17) July 1, 1931. Decommissioned August 1, 1947. Stricken September 16, 1947. Fate: Sold October 30, 1947 and broken up for scrap in Newark NJ.

Type
Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Redesignated

Parent Unit
Wyoming-class

Strength
Battleship

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Last Updated: Apr 6, 2019
   
   
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3 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Wyoming (BB-32)

Small, Ernest Gregor, RADM, (1912-1944) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Duff, Edward Aloysius, CAPT, (1916-1938) OFF 410X Captain
METZEL, Eugene, CPO, (1922-1947) GM GMG-0000 Petty Officer Second Class

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