Greene, Samuel Dana, 1839-1884

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Samuel Dana Greene served as USS Monitor's only executive officer, assuming command after Captain Worden was wounded in the engagement at Hampton Roads with CSS Merrimac on March 9, 1862. Between 1866 and 1884, he served in various capacities at the U.S. Naval Academy. From 1868 to1871, he saw service with the Pacific Squadron aboard USS Saranac under the command of Admiral Turner to Chile; commanded the USS Juniata of the European Station in 1875-1876 and the training ship USS Monongahela off the East Coast from 1876-1877; and was in command of cadet engineers from Annapolis aboard USS Despatch from 1882-1884.

From the description of Samuel Dana Greene Collection, 1869-1883, 1931. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 478912333

Son of General George S. Greene. Graduated from the Naval Academy in Rhode Island in 1859. Took interim command of the USS Monitor after Lieutenant John Worden was blinded due to injuries in battle. Also served on the Hartford, Florida and Iroquois during the Civil War. Died at the Portsmouth Navy Yard Dec. 11, 1884, at the age of 44.

From the description of Samuel Dana Greene USS Monitor letter 1862 Mar. 5-14. (The Mariners' Museum Library). WorldCat record id: 41657909

Naval officer.

From the description of Letter of Samuel Dana Greene, 1862. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450547

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associatedWith Greene, Samuel, 1839-1884. person
associatedWith Keeler, William Frederick, 1821-1886. person
associatedWith Library of Congress. Manuscript Division. corporateBody
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Merrimack (Frigate) corporateBody
associatedWith Monitor (Ironclad) corporateBody
associatedWith Monitor (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Naval History Society, corporateBody
correspondedWith Peabody, Ephraim, 1807-1856 person
associatedWith Reynolds, Horace, b. 1896 person
associatedWith Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897. person
associatedWith Sellers, John R. person
associatedWith Thompson, Benjamin F., 1784-1849. person
associatedWith Thompson, Richard W. (Richard Wigginton), 1809-1900. person
associatedWith Tilley, Henry H., person
associatedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy. Pacific Fleet. corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia (Ironclad) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
United States
United States
Armored vessels
Hampton Roads, Battle of, Va., 1862
Naval officers


Birth 1839-02-11

Death 1884-12-11



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