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Naval officer

Robert Whitehead Mcneely, American naval officer.

Background

Mcneely, Robert Whitehead was born on August 11, 1873 in Salisbury, North Carolina, United States. Son of William Gaither and Mildred Ann (Hunt) M.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1894.

Career

Promoted through various grades to captain. Served at sea 14 years, on shore 12 years Has specialized in naval ordnance. Introduced improved method of obtaining velocity at high angles of gun fire.

Improved methods of placing rotating bands on large caliber projectiles. Improvements in naval primers.

Membership

Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington), Chevy Chase (Maryland.).

Connections

Married Marie Calhoun Butler, of Edgefield, South Carolina., February 15, 1900.

father:
William Gaither M.

mother:
Mildred Ann (Hunt) M.

spouse:
Marie Calhoun Butler