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Naval officer

Washington Irving Chambers, American naval officer. Served on board United States Ship Pensacola, Portsmouth, Marion, 1876-1883; member General Board, March-April, 1911; Member of the United States Naval Institute (gold medal 1884), Society Naval Architects, and Marine Engineers, New York Aeronautical Society (director, gold medal 1913), Society Automotive Engineers.

Background

Chambers, Washington Irving was born on April 4, 1856 in Kingston, New York, United States. Son of Jacob and Margaret Ann (Ayres) Chambers.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1876.

Career

Commissioned midshipman, June, 1876. Ensign, November 30, 1878. Lieutenant junior grade, January 1, 1886.

Lieutenant, May 29, 1891. Lieutenant-commander, July 1, 1899. Commander, April 22, 1905.

Captain, December 23, 1908.

Membership

Served on board United States Ship Pensacola, Portsmouth, Marion, 1876-1883. Member General Board, March-April, 1911. Member of the United States Naval Institute (gold medal 1884), Society Naval Architects, and Marine Engineers, New York Aeronautical Society (director, gold medal 1913), Society Automotive Engineers.

Clubs: Army and Navy, Aero.

Connections

Married Isabella Reynolds, of Kingston, December 3, 1892.

father:
Jacob Chambers

mother:
Margaret Ann (Ayres) Chambers

spouse:
Isabella Reynolds