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historian , Museum administrator , writer

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.


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.


  • Other Work

    • 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.


  • Other Interests

    Photography, model building.


Married Janice Suzanne Pound, January 25, 1972. 1 child Brendan Ladd Hatfield.

Ladd Lee

Helen Burnsed Canney

Janice Suzanne Pound

Brendan Ladd Hatfield Canney