REAR ADMIRAL HENRY GEORGE MORAN, RETIRED
U. S. NAVY, 58136
TRANSCRIPT OF NAVAL SERVICE - 7 August 1953
04 May l899 Born in West Haven, Connecticut
20 Jun 1919 Midshipman, U. S. Navy Ensign, U. S. Navy
08 Jun 1923 Ensign, U.S.Navy
07 Aug 1947 Captain, U.S. Navy, to rank from 15 May 1943
01 Jul 1953 Transferred to the Retired List with rank of Rear Admiral
SHIPS AND STATIONS
• USS OSB0RNE Jun 1923 to Aug 1926
• USS NEVADA Nov 1926 to Nov 1927
• USS NEW YORK Nov 1927 to Jun 1928
• U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. ( instruction.) Jul 1928 to Jun 1929
• Temporary duty at various places Jun 1929 to Sep 1930
• USS HOUSTON Oct 1930 to Jul 1931
• Headquarters, SIXTEENTH Naval District Jul 1931 to Apr 1933
• Staff, Commander Submarine Squadron FIVE Apr 1933 to Dec 1933
• Navy Yard, New York Mar 1934 to Jun 1934
• U.S. Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, N. J. Jun 1934 to Jan 1936
• USS ELLIS (Executive Officer) Jan 1936 to Sep 1936
• USS ELLIS (Commanding) Sep 1936 to Dec 1936
• Naval Inspector of Machinery, Quincy, Mass. cfo USS GRIDLEY and on board
as Executive Officer when placed in commission. Jan 1937 to Jun 1939
• Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, N. J. (duty) Jun 1939 to May 1941
• Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va.
cfo USS HORNET and on board for duty when placed in commission. Jun 1941 to Nov 1942
• USS ENTERPRISE Nov 1942 to Sep 1943
• Temporary duty at various places to Sep 1943 to Feb 1944
• Staff, Commander, EIGHTH Fleet Feb 1944 to Mar 1944
• Office of. Commander, Group TWO, ELEVENTH Amphib. Force Mar 1944 to Oct 1944
• USS BUCKINGHAM (APA 141) (Commanding) Nov 1944 to Dec 1945
• Naval War College, Newport, R.I. (instruction) Dec 1945 to May 1946
• Staff, Naval War College, Newport, RI, May 1946 to May 1948
• USS LITTLE ROCK (CL 92) (Commanding), May 1948 to May 1949
• Professor of Naval Science, Columbia University, New York, N. Y.
Wife: Helen Quinn
Date and Place of Marriage: 19 November 1931 in Manila, P. I.
Children: Thomas Henry Moran
Father: Michael Moran (Deceased)
Mother: Marie Early Moran (Deceased)
Schools attended prior to entry into the U. S. Naval Academy:
West Haven High School, New Haven, Conn
Yale University, New Haven, Conn
Awards: Silver Star (USS Hornet at Battle of Santa Cruz Islands)
Presidential Citation (USS Enterprise at Guadalcanal Campaign)
From U.S. Naval Academy
Class of 1923
HENRY GEORGE MORAN
West Haven, Connecticut
"Pat" " Henrod "
"Hey Mister! How long have you been in country?" Take a look at "it" and you'll see why the question was shot at him so often the year of his debut at the Naval Academy. No, he was not a Sinn Feiner, but a divvil of an Irishman at that.
With a local "rep" as a chaser of the elusive pigskin, our Hero started Plebe year on the football squad but soon made the excused squad instead, and never lost his position as All American Politician. His bum knee turned him from athletics to snaking — and LINE.? What else would make that blond Skywegian propose to him after but one afternoon in Christiania — and she said she'd support him, too!
This yegg started Plebe summer "ratier" than a First Classman and never changed a bit in four years. However, we have straight dope that one of the "more deadly" of the species has him going; so we surmise that "Henrod" will soon learn to obey her regulations, if no others.
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