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First Name: Jehu

Last Name: Chase

Birthplace: Pattersonville, LA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Valentine

Date of Birth: 10 January 1869

Date of Death: 24 May 1937

Rank or Rate: Rear Admiral

Years Served:
Jehu Valentine Chase

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Jehu Valentine Chase

Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

Jehu Valentine Chase was born in Pattersonville, LA, on 10 January 1869, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy 6 June 1890.

As Commanding Officer of the USS Minnesota when she was mined in September 1918, Chase was awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal in recognition of his seamanship and leadership in bringing his ship safely to port without loss of life.

Chase was Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Fleet, from 17 September 1930 to 15 September 1931 with the temporary rank of Admiral. At the end of the assignment he reverted to his permanent rank of Rear Admiral.

He was Chairman of the General Board from April 1932 until his retirement in February 1933.


The USS Chase was named in his honor.

Death and Burial

Rear Admiral Jehu Valentine Chase died on 24 May 1937 at Coronado, CA. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 2333   Created by: MHOH




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