Giles B. Harber

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Giles B. Harber
Born 1849
Youngstown, Ohio
Died December 29, 1925 (aged 75–76)
Youngstown, Ohio
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held United States Atlantic Fleet
Pacific Fleet
Battles/wars Spanish–American War

Giles B. Harber (1849 – December 29, 1925) was a rear admiral of the United States Navy and one-time Commander-in-Chief of both the United States Atlantic Fleet and the Pacific Fleet. He was born and died in Youngstown, Ohio. Harber, called a "Naval Hero" by The New York Times, was best known as for leading the rescue expedition for the USS Jeannette off of Siberia and the return of the body of her captain. He was a decorated by Congress for his role in the Spanish–American War.[1]


  1. ^ "Admiral Harber, Naval Hero, Dies". The New York Times. 1925-12-31. p. 15. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Uriel Sebree
Commander in Chief of the United States Pacific Fleet
19 February, 1910- 1911
Succeeded by
Edward B. Barry