A. J. Carpenter

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Albert John Carpenter
Born (1911-06-09)June 9, 1911
Ely, Nevada, United States
Died June 21, 1999(1999-06-21) (aged 88)
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Coast Guard
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held USS Sheboygan (PF-57)
USCGC Taney (WHEC-37)
Battles/wars World War II
Relations Lucille Swenson (Wife)
John Loder Carpenter (Son)
Other work Command of the 11th and 3rd Coast Guard Districts.

Albert John Carpenter (June 9, 1911 – June 21, 1999) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Coast Guard. He graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1933. Later going onto Commanding the 11th District and 3rd District of the Coast Guard. Which consisted of commanding Coast Guard Island.


Carpenter was born on June 9, 1911 in Ely, Nevada.[1] He married Lucille Swenson and had a son, John Loder Carpenter. He served in the military when he was just a teenager.


Carpenter graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1933. He would later serve as an instructor of mathematics and navigation at the Academy.

During World War II, he commanded the USS Sheboygan (PF-57). The Sheboygan's task was to patrol the Atlantic Ocean.

Assignments following the war included commanding the USCGC Taney (WHEC-37) before taking command of the 11th and 3rd Coast Guard Districts. Carpenter retired in 1968.


  1. ^ "Rear Admiral Albert J. Carpenter Biographical Sketch" (PDF). United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 2011-05-25.