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Craven, Thomas T. (Thomas Tingey), 1873-1950. DLC

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Craven, Thomas T. (Thomas Tingey), 1873-1950



Biographical History

Born, Vallejo, Calif.
Graduated, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
Married Antoinette Merritt
Served as gunnery officer, South Carolina (battleship)
Attended Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
Commanded Sacramento (gunboat)
Commanded United States Naval Aviation Forces in Europe
Director of naval aviation; ordered conversion of the Jupiter (collier) into the Langley (aircraft carrier)
Commanded Destroyer Squadron Fifteen in early charting of Atlantic Ocean floor using sound equipment
Defended Edward H. Watson in court-martial resulting from mass shipwreck at Point Honda, Calif.
Director of naval communications
Promoted to rear admiral; commanded Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Ill.
Commander, Yangtze Patrol, China
Chief coordinator, Federal Coordinating Service, Bureau of the Budget
Commander, Battleship Division One
Commandant, Thirteenth Naval District, Bremerton, Wash.
Retired from active naval service
Recalled to active duty; superintendent, New York State Maritime Academy, Fort Schuyler, N.Y.
Died, St. Albans, N.Y.
From the finding aid for Thomas T. Craven Papers 1842-1969 1917-1945 ( Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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