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naval officer.

Robert Carlisle Giffen, American naval officer. awarded D. Club: New York Yacht.


Giffen, Robert Carlisle was born on June 29, 1886 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Major R. E. Giffen and Mary (Musser) Giffen.


Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1907.


S. S. Miller, United States Navy), Lieutenant Commander R. C. Giffen, Junior, United States Navy. Entered Navy, June 26, 1903. Commissioned Ensign, United States Navy, February 1907.

Advanced through grades to Rear Admiral, 1941. Vice Admiral, 1944; commanded Atlantic Neutrality Patrol, April 1941 to December 7, 1941. Commanded Task Force operating with British Home Fleet engaged in covering convoys to Russia.

Commanded Task Force in the United States occupation N. Africa, November 1942. Commanded Task Force in Pacific participating in actions resulting in occupation of Guadalcanal, Kiska. Attu. Gilbert and Marshall Islands.

Commandant Tenth Naval District and commander Caribbean Sea Frontier, 1944-1945. Appointed commander Service Force in Atlantic, July 1945. Twice awarded Distinguished Service Medal, also holds Navy Cross, Legion of Merit, Order of Suvorov (Russian).


Club: New York Yacht.


Married Elsie Hodgman, March 27, 1909. Children: Mary (wife of Commander.

Major R. E. Giffen Giffen

Mary (Musser) Giffen

Elsie Hodgman

Mary (wife of Comdr Giffen