Belknap, Reginald Rowan, 1871-1959

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From the description of Reginald Rowan Belknap papers, 1784-1929 (bulk 1900-1929). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78996960

Biographical Note

  • 1871, June 26: Born, Malden, Mass.
  • 1891: Graduated, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
  • 1891 - 1893 : Duty in Chicago (protected cruiser), North and South Atlantic Stations
  • 1893 - 1894 : Duty in Baltimore (cruiser), Asiatic Squadron
  • 1894 - 1895 : Duty in Monocacy (sidewheel gunboat), Asiatic Squadron
  • 1895 - 1896 : Duty in Yorktown (gunboat), Asiatic Squadron
  • 1896 - 1897 : Student, United States Naval War College
  • 1897 - 1898 : Duty in Newport (patrol gunboat)
  • 1898 - 1899 : Duty in Helena (gunboat) and Indiana (battleship)
  • 1899: Duty in Badger (screw steamer)
  • 1899 - 1900 : Duty in Ranger (screw steamer)
  • 1900: Married Julia Pomeroy Averill
  • 1900 - 1901 : Duty in Brooklyn (armored cruiser), Asiatic Squadron
  • 1902 - 1904 : Duty in Bureau of Navigation
  • 1905 - 1906 : Duty in Kearsarge (battleship)
  • 1908: Director of American earthquake relief aid to Messina, Italy
  • 1907 - 1910 : Duty as naval attache, Berlin, Germany; Rome, Italy; and Vienna, Austria
  • 1910: Aide to Theodore Roosevelt at the funeral of King Edward VII
  • 1910: Published American House Building in Messina and Reggio. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons
  • 1912 - 1913 : Assistant chief, Bureau of Navigation
  • 1913 - 1914 : Student, United States Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
  • 1915 - 1917 : Commander, Mine Force Division, Atlantic Fleet
  • 1917 - 1918 : Duty in Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
  • 1918: Commanded North Sea Mine Barrage Squadron
  • 1919 - 1923 : Duty at United States Naval War College
  • 1920: Published The Yankee Mining Squadron. Annapolis, Md.: United States Naval Institute
  • 1925 - 1927 : Commanded Naval Training Station, Hampton Roads, Va.
  • 1927: Retired Promoted to rear admiral by special act of Congress
  • 1927 - 1928 : Executive chairman, Massachusetts Bay Centenary
  • 1929 - 1938 : Treasurer, bursar, and registrar, General Theological Seminary, New York, N.Y.
  • 1932 - 1938 : Commander general, Naval Order of the United State
  • 1936 - 1938 : Commander-in-chief, Military Order of the World War
  • 1940: Published Introduction to the Life and Letters of Rear Admiral George Collier Remey, U.S.N., 1841-1928. Washington, D.C.
  • 1941 - 1953 : Trustee, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, N.Y.
  • 1943: President, Naval Academy Graduates Association
  • 1947 - 1951 : Commander, Military Order of the Loyal Legions of the United States
  • 1959, Mar. 30: Died, West Haven, Conn.

From the guide to the Reginald Rowan Belknap Papers, 1784-1929, (bulk 1900-1929), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Belknap family. family
associatedWith Belknap family. family
associatedWith Belknap, Julia P. Averill. person
correspondedWith Benson, William Shepherd, 1855-1932. person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Freidel, Frank Burt. person
associatedWith Remey, George Collier, 1841-1928. person
associatedWith Snyder, Charles Philip, 1879-1964. person
correspondedWith Standley, William Harrison, 1872-1963. person
associatedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
East Asia
Subject
Admirals--Biography
Americans--East Asia
American
Occupation
Naval officers
Function

Person

Birth 1871-06-26

Death 1959-03-30

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