Selfridge, T. O. (Thomas Oliver), 1836-1924

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Dates:
Birth 1836-02-06
Death 1924-02-04
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

American naval officer.

From the description of Autograph dispatch signed : U. S. S. Conestoga off Morganza, to Admiral Porter, 1864 Jan. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662025

Naval officer and explorer.

From the description of T.O. Selfridge papers, 1852-1926 (bulk 1858-1880). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80938763

Biographical Note

  • 1804, Apr. 24: Born, Boston, Mass.
  • 1818: Appointed midshipman
  • 1820 - 1824 : Duty in USS Columbus
  • 1825 - 1829 : Duty in USS North Carolina
  • 1827: Commissioned lieutenant
  • 1830: Duty in USS Natchez, West India Squadron
  • 1834: Duty in USS Delaware, Mediterranean Squadron Married Louisa Cary Soley
  • 1837 - 1839 : Duty in USS North Carolina Pacific Squadron
  • 1840: Duty in Boston Naval Rendezvous
  • 1842 - 1845 : Duty in the Portsmouth Navy Yard
  • 1845 - 1847 : Duty in USS Columbus, East India Squadron
  • 1847 - 1848 : Commanded USS Dale, Pacific Squadron
  • 1851 - 1852 : Commanded the Boston Naval Rendezvous
  • 1852 - 1855 : Duty in the Boston Navy Yard
  • 1861 - 1862 : Commanded USS Mississippi, Gulf Blockade Squadron
  • 1862 - 1864 : Commanded Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  • 1866: Promoted to rear admiral
  • 1867 - 1869 : Commanded Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • 1869 - 1871 : President, Naval Examining Board
  • 1872: Commanded Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  • 1902, Oct. 15: Died

From the guide to the Thomas Oliver Selfridge Papers, 1809-1927, (bulk 1809-1870), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Biographical Note

  • 1836, Feb. 6: Born, Charlestown, Mass.
  • 1854: Graduated, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md..
  • 1855 - 1856 : Duty in USS Independence, Pacific Squadron
  • 1857: Duty in USS Nautilus
  • 1857 - 1860 : Duty in USS Vincennes, Africa Squadron
  • 1860 - 1862 : Duty in USS Cumberland, North Atlantic Blockade Squadron
  • 1862: Duty in USS Alligator
  • 1862 - 1863 : Commanded USS Cairo, Mississippi Squadron
  • 1863 - 1864 : Commanded USS Conestoga and USS Manitou, Mississippi Squadron
  • 1864 - 1865 : Commanded USS Osage and USS Vindicator, Mississippi Squadron
  • 1865: Married Ellen F. Shepley (died 1905)
  • 1865 - 1867 : Duty at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
  • 1867 - 1868 : Commanded USS Macedonian
  • 1869 - 1874 : Special duty in United States Darien Exploring Expeditions, surveying the Isthmus of Darien for an interoceanic canal
  • 1875: Commander, Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Mass.
  • 1877 - 1878 : On leave from the navy
  • 1878: Special duty surveying the Amazon and Madeira rivers, South America
  • 1879: Special delegate to the International Canal Congress, Paris, France
  • 1881 - 1884 : Commanded Torpedo Station, Newport, R. I.
  • 1885 - 1887 : Commanded USS Omaha, Asiatic Squadron
  • 1888: Tried and acquitted by court-martial
  • 1889 - 1890 : Duty as member of the Board of Inspection
  • 1890 - 1893 : Commanded Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Mass.
  • 1894 - 1895 : President, Board of Inspection
  • 1895 - 1897 : Commander, European Squadron
  • 1896: Promoted to rear admiral Special representative to the coronation of Nicholas II of Russia
  • 1898: Retired from the navy
  • 1907 .: Married Gertrude Wildes
  • 1924: Published Memoirs of Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr., Rear Admiral, U.S.N. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons
  • 1924, Feb. 4: Died, Washington, D.C

From the guide to the T. O. Selfridge Papers, 1852-1926, (bulk 1858-1880), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Surveys--Panama--Panama, Isthmus of
  • Surveys
  • Canals
  • Navy-yards and naval stations--California

Occupations:

  • Explorers
  • Naval officers

Places:

  • Panama, Isthmus of (Panama) (as recorded)
  • Panama Canal (Panama) (as recorded)
  • Darien (Panama and Colombia) (as recorded)
  • Panama, Isthmus of (Panama) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Panama Canal (Panama) (as recorded)
  • Darien (Panama and Colombia) (as recorded)
  • Panama--Panama, Isthmus of (as recorded)