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Donald Ladd Canney

Donald Ladd Canney, museum administrator, historian, writer.


  • Canney, Donald Ladd was born on September 25, 1947 in Manchester, Connecticut, United States. Son of Ladd Lee and Helen Burnsed Canney.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Georgia Southern College, 1969.


    • Teacher Marantha Christian School, Columbus, Ohio, 1974. Editorial assistant Blue and Gray magazine, 1984—1986. History research consultant and writer Columbus and Washington, 1986—1991.

      Museum collections registrar United States Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, since 1991. Research consultant United States Navy Memorial Foundation, Washington, 1988—1989, Coastal Heritage Society, Savannah, Georgia, 1990—1992, National Civil War Museum, Columbus, Georgia, 1999—2002. Staff sergeant United States Air Force, 1969-1973.


    • Author: (books) The Old Steam Navy Volunteer I: Frigates, Sloops and Gunboats, 1815-1885, 1990, The Old Steam Navy Volume 2: The Ironclads, 1842-1885, 1993, United States Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935, 1995, Lincoln's Navy: The Ships, Men and Organization, 1861-1865, 1998 (Bookman News' A List of Exceptional Books of 1998), Sailing Warships of the United States Navy, 2001. Contributor articles to military journals.



    Photography, model building.


    • Married Janice Suzanne Pound, January 25, 1972. 1 child Brendan Ladd Hatfield.
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    Born September 25, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1969
      Georgia Southern College
    • 1974
      Teacher, Marantha Christian School
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1984 - 1986
      editorial assistant, Blue and Gray magazine
    • 1986 - 1991
      history research consultant, and writer Columbus and Washington
    • 1991
      museum collections registrar United States Coast Guard Headquarters
      Washington, United States