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Harry Pinckney Huse Edit Profile

naval officer.

Harry Pinckney Huse, American naval officer. Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor for “distinguished conduct in battle,” engagement of Vera Cruz, April 21-22, 1914; gold life-saving medal, New York Humane Society, for going overboard in his uniform from his flagship to rescue one of his crew.

Background

Huse, Harry Pinckney was born on December 8, 1858 in at West Point, New York, United States. Son of Caleb and Harriet (Pinckney) Huse.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1878, Naval War College, 1916.

Career

1 daughter, Jean Stockton. Midshipman, June 4, 1880. Promoted through grades to rear admiral, August 29, 1916.

Promoted to vice admiral, retired, June 21, 1930. President Naval Examining Board, Washington, District of Columbia, September 29, 1916. Commander Atlantic Fleet Train (flagship Columbia), January 24, 1919.

Special duty, London and Paris, December 13, 1919. Commander United States Naval Forces in European waters, rank of vice admiral, June 25, 1920. Commandant 3d Naval District, New York, February 5, 1921.

Member General Board of Navy, July 26, 1921-December 3, 1922 (retired). Advanced 5 numbers “for eminent and conspicuous conduct in battle,” while serving on board Gloucester, commanded landing force from Gloucester at Guanica, Puerto Rico, July 25, 1898. Secured landing place for Army, hauled down Spanish flag and hoisted first American flag over Puerto Rico.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author of “The Descendants of Abel Huse of Newbury (1602-1690)”.

Membership

Member General Board of Navy, July 26, 1921-December 3, 1922 (retired). Advanced 5 numbers “for eminent and conspicuous conduct in battle,” while serving on board Gloucester, commanded landing force from Gloucester at Guanica, Puerto Rico, July 25, 1898. Member of Christian Science Church.

Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Mary S. Whitelock, September 15, 1886.

father:
Caleb Huse

mother:
Harriet (Pinckney) Huse

spouse:
Mary S. Whitelock