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McGrath, Kathleen

Born: 1952 AD
Died: 2002 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Admiral, Naval Officer

1952 – Kathleen McGrath, born in the United States. She was the first woman to command a United States Navy warship.

1975 – Graduated from California State University at Sacramento.

1980 – Worked in the United States Forestry Service.

1990 – She participated in the operation intended to protect Saudi Arabia after Iraq invaded Kuwait.

1993 – 1994 – ommanded the rescue and salvage ship Recovery.

2000 – She became commander of the frigate USS Jarrett.

       – She was appointed to this post six years after Congress revoked rules prohibiting women from serving on combat aircraft and warships.

2002 – Died on the 26th of September due to Lung cancer at at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland at the age of 50.