Harris Laning

Harris Laning

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Harris Laning, born October 18, 1873 in Petersburg, Illinois, graduated from the United States Naval Academy on June 7, 1895. He served in the Philippines during the Philippine insurrection, and served as captain of the U.S. rifle team which won the Gold Medal in Stockholm, Sweden, at the 1912 Olympic Games. His first command was USS Cassin (DD-43), 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 Navy seaplane NC-4 in May. As a rear admiral, he commanded a battleship division, and was President of the Naval War College in the early in the 1930s; as vice admiral, he commanded Cruisers, Scouting Force. As admiral, he commanded Battle Force, U.S. Fleet, from April 1, 1935 to April 20, 1936. He was Commandant, New York Navy Yard, and 3rd Naval District from April 20, 1936 to October 1, 1937. Laning retired from the Navy on November 1, 1937, then served as Governor of the Naval Home in Philadelphia, until his death on February 2, 1941. He was buried in the United States Naval Academy Cemetery.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134926191
  • 9786134926195