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Cortlandt Chesterfield Baughman

Naval officer

Cortlandt Chesterfield Baughman, American naval officer.


Baughman, Cortlandt Chesterfield was born on December 12, 1884 in West Newton, Pennsylvania, United States.


United States Naval Academy, 1907. Naval War College; Chemical Warfare Course, Edgewood Arsenal.


Y.C. United States Ship Maine, Round the World Cruise, 1907-1908. United States Ship Wilmington, Chinese Waters. 1908-1910; United States Ship Colorado, Pacific Coast, 1910-1913.

Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, 1913-1914. Chief Engineer, United States Ship Maine, 1914-1915. Chief Engineer, United States Ship Chester, European Waters, 1915-1916.

United States Ship Chester, 1916-1917, Commanding Officer. Member, Military Staff, Governor, Santo Domingo, 1917-1919. Member, Administered Department Public Improvements and Communications (including Post Office), Department of Agriculture and Immigration of Dominican Republic, 1917-1919.

United States Ship Pennsylvania, 1919-1920. Chief Engineer, United States Ship Florida, 1920-1921. Bureau Engineering, Navy Department, 1921-1923.

Naval Attache, Havana, Cuba, 1923-1924. Commanding Officer, United States Ship Farenholt, 1924-1926. Hydrographic Office, Washington, District of Columbia, 1927-1929.

American Samoa, Captain of Yard, Yice-president, Bank American Samoa, Chairman, Water Commission, 1929-1930. 1930— Office of Naval Intelligence, Navy Department, Washington, Distric.


  • Clubs: New York Yacht. Army, Navy and Marine Corps Country.


Spouse Ruth D. Collett, April 12, 1922, N.