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Naval officer , educator

Ralph Earle, American naval officer, educator. Served on United States Ship Massachusetts, 1896-1898; member special board on naval ordnance, 1912-1913; Member of the United States Naval Institute.

Background

Earle, Ralph was born on May 3, 1874 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Stephen Carpenter and Mary Eaton (Brown) Earle.

Education

Student Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1892, honorary Doctor of Science, 1925. Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1896.

Career

Of late Pay Director Caspar Schenck, United States Navy, September 29, 1898. Children—Ralph, Mary Janet. Ensign, United States Navy, May 6, 1898.

Lieutenant (Junior grade), May 6, 1901. Promoted through grades to rear admiral, December 23, 1916, continuing during World War. Captain May 5, 1920; promoted to rank of rear admiral, September 1930.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Life at the United States Naval Academy, 1917. Makers of Naval Tradition. (brochure) Practical Interior Ballistics, 1917.

      Accomplished origination of and developed plans for and provided the material for the mine field across the North Sea, known as the Northern Barrage. Directed making a type of mine entirely new to naval warfare. Originator of the 14-inch naval railway batteries in France.

      Originated plans for depth charges, and many other ordnance projects.

Membership

Served on United States Ship Massachusetts, 1896-1898. Member special board on naval ordnance, 1912-1913. Member of the United States Naval Institute.

Connections

Married Janet Turner, d. Children: Ralph, Mary Janet.

father:
Stephen Carpenter Earle

mother:
Mary Eaton (Brown) Earle

spouse:
Janet Turner

children:
Ralph Earle

Mary Janet Earle