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captain , United States Navy

Reuben Burton COFFEY, Captain, United States Navy. Member of Naval Institute.


COFFEY, Reuben Burton was born on August 13, 1883 in Carrollton, Missouri, United States. Son of Burton B. and Mary A. (Peak) Coffey.


United States Naval Academy, 1905. United States Naval War College, 1922.


Commissioned Ensign, 1907, Lieutenant, (Junior Grade), 1910, Lieutenant 1910, Lieutenant Commander, 1916, Commander, temporary, 1918, Commander, 1921, Captain, since 1927. Served, battleships, cruisers, destroyers, submarines, gunboats and on shore during occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico. Command train vessels, anti-submarine vessels, destroyers and submarines.

Now serving. Assistant Chief of Staff, Battle Fleet.


Member of Naval Institute.


Spouse Elinor E. Scollay, February 2, 1914, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.