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Edward Latimer Beach, American naval officer.


Beach, Edward Latimer was born on June 30, 1867 in Toledo, Ohio, United States. Son of Joseph Lane and Laura Colton (Osborn) Beach.


Appointed from Minnesota, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1888.


Assistant engineer United States Navy, July 1, 1890. Lieutenant, March 3, 1899. Commander, March 11, 1910.

Promoted captain, December 12, 1914. Retired, 1921, to become lecturer at Stanford University. Served on different ships, in N.Atlantic, S.Atlantic, European, Asiatic and Pacific stations.

Was an officer of Admiral Dewey at battle of Manila Bay, May 1, 1898, and at capture of Manila, August 13, 1898, serving aboard United States Ship Baltimore. Engineer officer in charge of machinery, ordnance and electrical repairs to the United States war vessels, Navy Yard, Boston, May 30, 1910. Commanding United States Ship Vestal during American occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico, and commandant Fortress San Juan de Ulloa.

Chief of staff to Admiral Caperton and in commanded “Washington” during pacification of Haiti and Santo Domingo, 1915. Commanded “Memphis” when the ship was engulfed by tidal wave without warning, August 29, 1916, and destroyed. Commanding Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, Rhode Island, 1917.

Commanded United States Ship New York in North Sea during latter part of World War, and at time of surrender of German fleet, November 21, 1918. Late commandant navy yard station, Mare Island, California Now city assessor, Palo Alto, California Decorations: Dewey Medal, Spanish Campaign Medal, Philippine, Mexican, Haitian and Santo Domingan campaign medals, also Distinguished Service Cross at close of World War.


  • Other Work

    • Author: An Annapolis Plebe, 1907. An Annapolis Youngster, 1908. An Annapolis Second Classman, 1909.

      An Annapolis First Classman, 1910. Roger Paulding, Apprentice Seaman, 1911. Roger Paulding, Gunner’s Mate, 1912.

      Ralph Osborn, Midshipman at Annapolis, 1909. Midshipman Ralph Osborn at Sea, 1910. Ensign Ralph Osborn, 1911.

      Lieutenant Ralph Osborn, 1912. Roger Paulding, Gunner, 1912. Roger Paulding, Ensign, 1913.

      Dan Quin of the Navy.


Clubs: St. Botolph.


Married Lucie Adelaide Quin, of Brooklyn, May 11, 1895.

Joseph Lane Beach

Laura Colton (Osborn) Beach

Lucie Adelaide Quin