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Carney, Robert Bostwick

Born: 1895 AD
Died: 1990 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Admiral

1895 – Born on March 26th in Vallejo, California. American Navy admiral and military strategist during World War II.

1916 – Graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and saw action during World War I as a gunnery officer.

1927 – He was promoted to lieutenant commander.

1936 – He was promoted to commander.

1941 – Recalled from duty in the Pacific Fleet to assist in organizing, equipping, and training of a special Surface-Air Force, having as its mission the protection of shipping against submarine and air attack.

1942 – He commanded the cruiser USS DENVER in the Pacific War, and was twice decorated for engagements in the Solomon Islands campaign.

1953 – Assumed the post of Chief of Naval Operations in August.

1990 – Died on June 25th in Washington, D.C.

1996 – Chairman of the Board, Bath Iron Works Corp. the company that after his death build the ship named after him, the USS Carney (DDG 64), was commissioned.