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Naval officer

Carlo Bonaparte Brittain, American naval officer. Awarded Sampson medal for engagement at Santiago, Cuba, United States Ship Newark, July 2, 1898; also West Indian campaign badge, Philippine campaign badge. Member of the United States Naval Institute; Member Christian (Campbellite) Church.

Background

Brittain, Carlo Bonaparte was born on January 16, 1867 in Pineville, Kentucky, United States. Son of Carlo Bonaparte and Lydia Susan (Burch) Brittain.

Education

Student Cumberland College, Barbourville, Kentucky. Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1888.

Career

Commissioned ensign, July 1, 1890. Promoted through grades to rear admiral (temporary), September 21, 1918. Commanded forces afloat, 5th Naval District, June-October 1918.

Commanded Battleship Division One, United States Fleet, November 1918-June 1919. Chief of staff United States Atlantic Fleet, attached to fleet flagship United States Ship Pennsylvania, June 30, 1919.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Elements of Naval Warfare, 1909.

Membership

Member of the United States Naval Institute. Member Christian (Campbellite) Church.

Connections

Married Mary Elizabeth Baldwin, June 29, 1897.

father:
Carlo Bonaparte Brittain

mother:
Lydia Susan (Burch) Brittain

spouse:
Mary Elizabeth Baldwin