Albert S. Barker
|Albert Smith Barker|
Albert Smith Barker in 1900
|Born||March 31, 1845
|Died||January 30, 1916
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1859–1905|
|Commands held||USS Newark
C-in-C, North Atlantic Fleet USS Pennsylvania (ACR-4) USS Enterprise (1874) Oregon (BB-3) Commandant New York Navy Yard
|Battles/wars||American Civil War
In July 1883, Albert Barker was commander of the screw-sloop USS Enterprise while on the East Coast of Africa at Zanzibar. He wrote a report on the "Trade of Zanzibar" of imports and exports for the years 1882–83. The trade of the port principally being with the United States, England, Germany, and France. Many vessels from these countries were employed in this trade process with America, such as the British man-of-war HMS London stationed at Zanzibar as a store ship.
During the Spanish–American War he commanded the battleship USS Oregon and participated in the bombardment of Santiago on July 1, 1898. He was Commander-in-Chief of the North Atlantic Fleet from 1903 to 1905.
Rear Admiral Barker died January 30, 1916 at Washington, D.C.
The destroyer USS Barker (DD-213) was named for him.
Dates of Rank
|1862||February 22, 1864||July 25, 1866||March 28, 1877||May 5, 1892|
Barker never held the rank of LTJG (O-2) due to it not being created until later years. As well, Commodore is the modern day equivalent to Rear Admiral (lower half) and Rear Admiral then is equivalent to today's Rear Admiral (Upper Half).
- "Albert Smith Barker, Rear Admiral, United States Navy". arlingtoncemetery.net. Retrieved 1 August 2010.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Reports from the Consul of the United States on the Commerce, Manufactures, Etc. of their consular districts. No. 31-July 1883. Published by the department of state, according to act of congress.
Francis J. Higginson
|Commander-in-Chief, North Atlantic Fleet
July 1903 – March 1905
Robley D. Evans