- Henry Clay Taylor
Henry Clay Taylor (
4 March 1845– 26 July 1904) was a rear admiralin the United States Navywho served in the American Civil Warand the Spanish-American War. He also served as Chief of the Bureau of Navigation and President of the Naval War College.
Early life and Civil War service
Taylor was born in
Washington, D.C.. He was appointed midshipmanat the Naval Academy on 28 September 1860. When the Civil War expansion of the Navy engendered a pressing need for junior officers in the fleet, Midshipman Taylor's class was graduated a year early. He was commissioned ensign on 28 May 1863and posted to the steam sloop"Shenandoah" operating with the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. In 1864, he was transferred to the sloop-of-war "Iroquois", in which he visited the Mediterranean and participated in the hunt for the Confederate raider "Shenandoah".
After the Civil War, Taylor served in a succession of ships on various stations. In 1866 and 1867, he was in "Rhode Island" with the
North Atlantic Squadron, and he was assigned to "Susquehanna" from 1867 to 1868. His next tour of duty, in 1868 and 1869, was with the European Squadronin the storeship "Guard".
Between 1869 and 1880, Taylor sandwiched two tours at sea in between two periods of shore duty. His first assignment ashore—in 1869, 1870, and 1871—was at the Naval Academy. Following that, he was executive officer of "Saranac", the
flagshipof the Pacific Squadron, from 1872 to 1874. Over the next three years, Lieutenant Commander Taylor commanded the Coast Surveysteamer "Hassler". In 1877, he came ashore once more, this time assigned to the Hydrographic Office. From there, he went to the Washington Navy Yardwhere he was serving at the time of his promotion to commander in December 1879.
In 1880, Commander Taylor resumed sea duty as the commanding officer of "Saratoga". In 1884 and 1885, he was on special duty at
New York City. From 1885 to 1887, Taylor served as a member of the Board of Inspection and then took a leave of absence in 1888. In 1890, he returned to duty to command "Alliance" on the Asiatic Stationuntil September 1891 when he took another leave of absence until December 1892. After six months' special duty in 1893, Taylor became President of the Naval War College.
In April 1894, he was promoted to captain. Captain Taylor assumed command of "Indiana" (Battleship No. 1) in December 1894. His ship was assigned to the North Atlantic Squadron, and he commanded her through the
Spanish-American Warin 1898.
In the fall of 1899, Taylor was detached from "Indiana" and assigned to shore duty. In March 1900, he became a member of the
General Boardand, 11 months later on 11 February 1901, he was promoted to rear admiral. On 29 April 1902, he assumed the post of Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, which he held until his death.
Two U.S. Navy vessels have been named "Taylor". The first "Taylor" (DD-94) was named for Rear Admiral Henry Clay Taylor, and the second "Taylor" (DD-468) commemorates Rear Admiral
William Rogers Taylor.
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