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Naval officer

James Hooker Strong, American naval officer.


Strong, James Hooker was born on April 26, 1814 in Canandaigua, New York, United States. Son of Elisha Beebe and Dolly (Hooker) Strong.


Attended Polytechnic School, Chittenango, New York.


Commissioned midshipman United States Navy, 1829, participated in expedition which apprehended pirate Vernet in Falkland Islands, 1832. Commander ship Mohawk, 1861, steamer Flag in South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862. In command ships Monogahela, Owasco and Virginia, 1863, convoyed expedition of 9,000 men to mouth of Rio Grande, capturing Brownsville, Corpus Christi and Arkansas Pass.

Won surrender of ram Tennessee at Battle of Mobile, 1864. Commissioned captain, 1865. Inspector Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1866-1867.

Commanded steam-sloop Canandaigua in European Squadron, 1868-1869. Promoted commodore, 1870. House inspector, 1871-1873.

In command South Atlantic Station, 1874. Commissioned rear admiral, 1873, retired, 1876.


Married Maria Louisa Von Cowenhoven, 1844, 2 children.

Elisha Beebe Strong

Dolly (Hooker) Strong

Maria Louisa Von Cowenhoven