Jehu V. Chase
|Jehu Valentine Chase|
January 10, 1869|
|Died||May 24, 1937
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1890–1933|
|Commands held||United States Fleet
USS Minnesota (BB-22)
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Navy Distinguished Service Medal|
As commanding officer of the USS Minnesota when she was mined in September 1918, Chase was awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal in recognition of his seamanship and leadership in bringing his ship safely to port without loss of life.
Admiral Chase was Commander in Chief of the United States Fleet, from 17 September 1930 to 15 September 1931, and Chairman of the General Board from April 1932 until his retirement in February 1933. He died at Coronado, California on 24 May 1937.
The USS Chase was named in his honor.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
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