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master mariner , naval officer.

Albert Borland Randall, American master mariner, naval officer. Decorated Chevalier Legion of Honor (French); awarded Certificate of Appreciation, United States Navy Department; letter of commendation from President F. D. Roosevelt for outstanding service in Merchant Marine and Navy, upon retirement from Merchant Service.


Randall, Albert Borland was born on September 11, 1879 in Brookhaven, Long Island, New York, United States. Son of William Frederick and Sarah Elizabeth (Smith) B.


Student Vermont Academy, Saxton’s River, Vermont, 1896-1897.


Harold S. Hain), Albert Borland, Junior, Dorothy Virginia (wife of Eugene Francis Mooney). Began as seaman in sailing vessels. Promoted through grades and ranks, receiving his masters license, 1905, and receiving 1st command, January 17, 1907.

Commander various ships including the Republic, George Washington, Leviathan and Manhattan. Commodore United States Lines, January 1931-October 1939. Retired because of age limit, October 2, 1939.

Appointed rear admiral, United States Naval Reserve, January 17, 1942. Recalled to active duty. Assigned to War Shipping Administration Training Organization as commandant stationed Washington, District of Columbia, March 29, 1943.


Member various Naval Reserve Organizations since May 12, 1902. Member Marine Society of City of New York, S.A.R. Member Propeller; Mason (K.T.).


Married Dorothy Clara Boyer, June 6, 1908. Children: Sylvia Elizabeth (wife of Doctor.

William Frederick B.

Sarah Elizabeth (Smith) B.

Dorothy Clara Boyer

Sylvia Elizabeth (wife of Dr Randall