Mayo, Henry T. (Henry Thomas), 1856-1937

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U.S. naval officer.

From the description of Papers, 1866-1972 (bulk 1900-1918). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 28495274

U.S. Navy officer.

From the description of Papers of Henry T. Mayo, 1866-1972 (bulk 1900-1918). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71071229

Epithet: US admiral

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x000203

Biographical Note

  • 1856, Dec. 8: Born, Burlington, Vt.
  • 1876: Graduated, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
  • 1879 - 1889 : Chief, hydrographic office branch, Port Townsend, Washington Territory
  • 1881: Married Caroline Wing
  • 1883: Served in the Greely Relief Expedition aboard the gunboat Yantic
  • 1895 - 1898 : Carried out first hydrographic survey of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • 1899: Promoted to lieutenant commander
  • 1907 - 1908 : Commanded the cruiser Albany in Central American waters
  • 1908: Promoted to captain
  • 1911: Commandant, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, Calif.
  • 1913: Promoted to rear admiral Commanded fourth division of Atlantic Fleet
  • 1914: Instigated military crisis by demanding apology and gun salute from President Victoriano Huerta after arrest of American marines, Tampico, Mexico
  • 1915: Promoted to vice admiral
  • 1916: Promoted to admiral and commander in chief of the Atlantic fleet
  • 1917: Represented United States at naval conference of allied nations
  • 1918: Inspector of United States naval activities in Great Britain, France, and Italy
  • 1920: Retired from navy
  • 1924 - 1928 : Governor, United States Naval Home, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1937, Feb. 23: Died, Portsmouth, N.H.

From the guide to the Henry T. Mayo Papers, 1866-1972, (bulk 1900-1918), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Relation Name
associatedWith Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920) corporateBody
associatedWith Benson, William Shepherd, 1855-1932. person
correspondedWith Caballero, Luis person
associatedWith Caballero, Luis. person
associatedWith Creel, George, 1876-1953. person
correspondedWith Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948. person
associatedWith Eberle, Edward W. (Edward Walter), 1864-1929. person
associatedWith Greely, A. W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935. person
associatedWith Guerra, José. person
correspondedWith Guerra, José person
associatedWith Mayo, Chester Garst, 1881-1975? person
associatedWith Miller, Clarence A. person
associatedWith Morelos Zaragoza, Ignacio, 1860-1927. person
associatedWith Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922. person
associatedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy. Atlantic Fleet. corporateBody
correspondedWith Whitehill, Jane person
associatedWith Whitehill, Jane. person
associatedWith Whitehill, Walter Muir, 1905-1978. person
associatedWith Yantic (Gunboat) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Tampico (Tamaulipas, Mexico)
Arctic regions
Tampico (Tamaulipas, Mexico)
Tampico (Tamaulipas, Mexico)
United States
Veracruz Llave (Mexico)
Arctic regions
Puget Sound (Wash.)
United States
Puget Sound (Wash.)
Arctic regions
United States
Washington (State)
Veracruz (Veracruz, Mexico)
Puget Sound (Wash.)
Veracruz Llave (Mexico)
Washington (State)--Puget Sound
World War, 1914-1918--Naval operations, American
Hydrographic surveying
Hydrographic surveying--Washington (State)--Puget Sound
Voyages and travels--19th-20th centuries
Discoveries in geography--American
Naval officers
Seamen--United States


Birth 1856-12-08

Death 1937-02-23



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