Charles James Barclay (U.S. Navy officer)
|Charles James Barclay|
September 8, 1843|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1860–1905|
|Commands held||USS Amphitrite|
He rose through the ranks post-war, being promoted to master on 10 May 1866, to lieutenant on 21 February 1867, to lieutenant commander on 12 March 1868, to commander on 25 November 1881, and to captain on 1 October 1896.
Barclay recommissioned the monitor Amphitrite (BM-2) at Norfolk on 2 October 1897, commanding her during the Spanish–American War, and taking part in the bombardment of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on 12 May 1898, and then serving on blockade duty. He was still in command of her in 1899.
- "Charles James Barclay". Encyclopaedia of United States History. 1905. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
- "US Navy Officers: 1778-1900 (B)". Naval Historical Center. 2006. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
- "USS Amphitrite". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History & Heritage Command.
- Iowa Official Register (PDF) (14th ed.). Des Moines: Iowa General Assembly. 1899.
- "Commissioning Certificates of US Navy Officers in the Navy Department Library". Naval Historical Center. 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
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