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First Name: Harry

Last Name: Baldridge

Birthplace: NY, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Alexander

Date of Birth: 22 February 1880

Date of Death: 09 January 1952

Rank or Rate: Rear Admiral

Years Served:
Harry Alexander Baldridge

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Harry Alexander Baldridge
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

Harry Alexander Baldridge was born on 22 February 1880 in NY.

Baldridge graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1902. He became the Commanding Officer of the USS Stockton in World War I. The Stockton patrolled the Atlantic waters which were saturated with enemy submarines and mines, protecting shipping supplies and protecting vitally important convoys of troops. For these dangerous duties he was awarded the Navy Cross.

He was promoted to Captain in 1924 and on 28 January 1928 became the Commanding Officer of the USS Rochester. He next was assigned as Director of Naval Intelligence from June 1930 to May 1931.

Baldridge retired from the Navy in 1932 and was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1950.

In Retirement

After his retirement he was the curator of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum.

Death and Burial

Rear Admiral Harry Alexander Baldridge died on 9 January 1952. He is buried at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, MD.

Honoree ID: 2092   Created by: MHOH




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