US Navy Captains, January 1, 1892
With only 16 active flag officers the Navy of 1892 relied on its captains to fill many senior positions ashore as well as command its most powerful vessels
afloat. The following is a list of the US Navy's 45 active duty line captains in January 1892. The list includes future Admirals such as George Dewey, Winfield
Schley, and William Sampson, naval theorist Alfred Mahan, and many lesser known officers. It does not include staff officers with the relative rank of Captain
or retired officers. The list is in order of seniority. Officers marked with an asterick (*) held the relative rank of Commodore by virtue of their duty station.
Henry Erben
Richard Meade
Charles Carpenter
William Kirkland
Edward Potter
Lester Beardslee
Thomas Selfridge
Joseph Miller
Montgomery Sicard
Edmund Matthews
Charles Norton
Robert Bradford
Robert Phythian
Augustus Cooke
Rush Wallace
Francis Bunce
Byron Wilson
Frederick McNair
John Howell
Allen Reed
George Dewey *
Henry Howison
Albert Kautz
Alfred Thayer Mahan
George Remey
Norman Farquhar *
Theodore Kane
Henry Seely
Gilbert Wiltse
James O'Kane
J. Crittenden Watson
Henry Robeson
William Whitehead
Winfield Schley
Silas Casey
William Sampson
Bartlett Cromwell
John Philip
Henry Picking
Frederick Rodgers
John McGlensey
Louis Kempff
Francis Higginson
George Sumner
Benjamin Day
Commandant, Navy Yard, New York
Member, World's Columbian Exposition
Commandant, Navy Yard, Portsmouth
Commandant, Navy Yard, League Island
Commanding, Receiving Ship MINNESOTA
Commanding, Navy Station, Port Royal
Commandant, Navy Yard, Boston
Commanding, USS CHICAGO
Commanding, USS MIANTONOMOH
Member, Board of Inspection and Survey
Commanding, Receiving Ship VERMONT
Waiting Orders
Superintendent, Naval Academy
Special Duty, New York
Leave of Absence
Commanding, Receiving Ship RICHMOND & Naval Station, Newport
Commanding, Receiving Ship INDEPENDENCE
Superintendent, Naval Observatory
President, Steel Board
Commandant, Navy Yard, Pensacola
Chief, Bureau of Equipment
Member, Lighthouse Board
Commanding, USS PENSACOLA
Special Duty, Bureau of Navigation
Commanding, USS CHARLESTON
Chief, Bureau of Yards & Docks
Captain of Yard, Navy Yard, New York
Commanding, USS LANCASTER
Commanding, USS BOSTON
Commanding, Receiving Ship WABASH
Captain of Yard, Navy Yard, Mare Island
Supervisor, Harbor of New York
Captain of Yard, Navy Yard, Boston
Commanding, USS BALTIMORE
Commanding, USS NEWARK
Commanding, USS SAN FRANCISCO
Captain of Yard, Navy Yard, Norfolk
General Inspector, USS NEW YORK
Light House Inspector
Commanding, USS PHILADELPHIA
Commanding, Receiving Ship FRANKLIN
Member, Board of Inspection and Survey, San Francisco
Commanding, USS ATLANTA
Equipment Officer, Navy Yard, New York
Equipment Officer, Navy Yard, Boston
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