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Harley Hannibal Christy, American naval officer. member General Board, Navy Department, 1933; Member American Society Naval Engineers, Naval Institute; Club: Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia).


Christy, Harley Hannibal was born on September 18, 1870 in Circleville, Ohio, United States. Son of John W. and Rachel M. Christy.


Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1891.


Ensign, United States Navy, June 30, 1893. Promoted through grades to rear admiral, November 27, 1924. Commanded United States Ship Salem, East Coast, Mexico, 1914.

Commissioned United States Ship San Diego, escorting troop convoys, 1917-1918, until that vessel was sunk by enemy mine July 19, 1918. Commanded United States Ship Wyoming in the Grand Fleet at end of war and present at surrender of German High Seas Fleet. Commandant, United States Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, 1919-1923.

Commanded United States Ship California, flagship of Battle Fleet, 1923-1924. In command Control Force, United States Fleet, 1925-1927. Appointed commandant 15th Naval District and Naval Operating Base, Panama Canal Zone, August 1927.

Commander Battleship Division 3, United States Fleet, 1929, Battleship Division 4, 1930. Commandant 8th Naval District, 1931-1933. Member General Board, Navy Department, 1933.

President Naval Examining Board, Washington, District of Columbia, December 27, 1933-October 1, 1934 (retired). Decorations: campaign medals, West Indies, 1898, Philippines 1899-1903, Mexican, 1914. Distinguished Service Medal, World War.

Grand Official d’Avis (Portugal). Abdon Calderon, 1st Class (Equador).


Member General Board, Navy Department, 1933. Member American Society Naval Engineers, Naval Institute. Club: Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia).


Married Helen Manuel, September 4, 1895. Children: Gladys Pallas (Mistress.

John W.

Rachel M. Christy

Helen Manuel

Gladys Pallas (Mrs Christy