Admiral Claude C. Bloch

KY 403, Woodbury, KY


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"The career of this naval officer spanned Spanish-American War and World Wars I and II. A native of Butler County, he attended public schools and Ogden College in Bowling Green; graduated from Annapolis, 1899. Assumed command of USS Plattsburg in 1918; received the Navy Cross for hazardous transporting of troops and supplies to Europe. Over.

(Reverse) Admiral Claude C. Bloch - Bloch's duties included Commander, Mine Force, Pacific Fleet; Chief of Staff to Commander, Battleship Divisions; Chief of Bureau of Ordnance-all in 1920s; Commander in Chief, U.S. Fleet, 1938-40; Commandant of 14th Naval Dist. at Pearl Harbor, 1940-42. As chairman of Navy Board for industrial production awards, he was given Legion of Merit. Retired, 1945."

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  • April 23, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger