US Navy Captains, January 1, 1896
With only 16 active flag officers the Navy of 1896 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 1896. 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 asterisk (*) held the relative rank of Commodore by virtue of their duty station.
Allen Reed
George Dewey
Henry Howison
Albert Kautz
Alfred Thayer Mahan
George Remey
Norman Farquhar
Theodore Kane
James O'Kane
John Watson
Henry Robeson
Winfield Schley
Silas Casey
William Sampson *
Bartlett Cromwell
John Philip
Henry Picking
Frederick Rodgers
Louis Kempff
Francis Higginson
George Sumner
Benjamin Day
Alex. McCormick
Albert Barker
Charles Cotten
John Bartlett
Silas Terry
Merrill Miller
John Read
Mortimer Johnson
Edwin Shepard
Robley Evans
George Coffin
Henry Glass
Philip Cooper
Henry Taylor
George Wadleigh
Arent Corwninshield
Frank Wildes
James Sands
Yates Stirling
William Wise
Purnell Harrington
W. Bainbridge Hoff
Nicoll Ludlow
Commandant, Navy Yard, Portsmouth
President, Board of Inspection & Survey
Commandant, Navy Yard, Mare Island
Commanding, USS WABASH, receiving ship
Special Duty, War College
Naval Examining & Retiring Board
Commandant, Navy Yard, League Island
Commanding, USS MONTEREY
Leave of Absence
Governor, Naval Home, Philadelphia
Captain of Yard, Navy Yard, Portsmouth
Commanding, USS NEW YORK
Commanding, USS VERMONT, receiving ship
Chief, Bureau of Ordnance
Member, Examining Board
Captain of Yard, Navy Yard, Boston
Member, Board of Inspection & Survey
Captain of Yard, Navy Yard, New York
Member, Examining & Retiring Boards
Special Duty, Navy Yard, New York
Under Suspension
Commanding, USS BALTIMORE
Captain of Yard, Navy Yard, Norfolk
Captain of Yard, Navy Yard, Mare Island
Commanding, USS PHILADELPHIA
Member, Light House Board
Commanding USS FRANKLIN, receiving ship
Commanding, USS RALEIGH
Commanding, USS OLYMPIA
Commanding, USS CINCINNATI
Commanding, USS SAN FRANCISCO
Commanding, USS INDIANA
Commanding, USS CHARLESTON
Commanding, USS TEXAS
Superintendent, Naval Academy
President, War College
Commanding, USS MINNEAPOLIS
Commanding, USS MAINE
Commanding, USS BOSTON
Commanding, USS COLUMBIA
Commanding, USS NEWARK
Commanding, USS AMPHITRITE
President, Steel Board
Commanding, USS LANCASTER
Waiting Orders
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