Harris Laning - Annapolis MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 38° 59.220 W 076° 29.389
18S E 370967 N 4316389
Quick Description: US Navy Four Star Admiral. He served as the captain of the U.S. rifle team which won the Gold Medal in Stockholm, Sweden at the 1912 Olympic Games. As Admiral he commanded Battle Force, U.S. Fleet, From April 1, 1935 to April 20, 1936.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 7/9/2020 5:14:22 AM
Waymark Code: WM12RWK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
He is buried in the United States Naval Academy Cemetery.
Description:
From Find A Grave: US Navy Four Star Admiral. Laning graduated from the United States Naval Academy on June 7, 1895 and almost immediately was assigned to the Philippines during the Philippine insurrection. He saw duty in the Spanish American War, China Relief Expedition, Mexican Campaign, Dominican Campaign and WWI. From 1907 to 1910 he was navigation officer of the USS Nebraska. He served as the captain of the U.S. rifle team which won the Gold Medal in Stockholm, Sweden at the 1912 Olympic Games. His first command was the Cassin which operated off Vera Cruz during the 1914 Mexican Campaign. As Chief of Staff to Commander Destroyer Force, Atlantic Fleet in 1919 he supported the first successful transatlantic flight, made by a Navy seaplane. As a Rear Admiral he commanded Battleship Division Two, and was President of the Naval War College from 1930 to 1933. In 1933 he was promoted to Vice Admiral and was given the Command Cruisers, Scouting Force from 1933 to 1935. As Admiral he commanded Battle Force, U.S. Fleet, From April 1, 1935 to April 20, 1936 as well as commanding Naval Training Station, San Diego, and chief of staff, U. S. Battle Fleet. He was Commandant of the New York Navy Yard, and 3rd Naval District from April 20, 1936 to October 1, 1937. His many tours of sea duty were punctuated with service as an instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy. He was awarded the Navy Cross for distinguished service in World War I. He retired from the Navy on November 1, 1937 and served as Governor of the Naval Home in Philadelphia until his death.


Date of birth: 10/8/1873

Date of death: 2/2/1941

Area of notoriety: Military

Marker Type: Monument

Setting: Outdoor

Fee required?: No

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