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James Henry Gillis
James P. Gillis
Named for John P. Gillis and James Henry Gillis.|
James Henry Gillis, born 14 May 1831 in Ridgway, Pa., graduated from the Naval Academy in 1854. Three years later, while serving in store ship Supply he rescued the crew of a floundered Argentine ship during a violent storm. During the Civil War he served with Union Squadrons blockading the Confederacy and subsequently commanded Michigan, Franklin (Flagship European Station), Lackawanna, Minnesota, and Hartford (Flagship Pacific Station). Appointed Rear Admiral in 1888, he retired on 14 May 1893. Known as the "Sailor with a charmed life" because he never lost a man at sea, Rear Admiral Gillis died 6 December 1910 at Melbourne Beach, Fla. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.
John P. Gillis, born 6 September 1803 in Wilmington, Del., was appointed Midshipman in 1825. He served with distinction in the Mexican War at the capture of Tuspan and in 1853-54 sailed with Commodore Perry's expedition to open Japan to the West. During the Civil War he commanded Monticello, Seminole, and Ossipee in the Union blockade and subsequently was on duty at New York until retiring in 1866. Commodore Gillis died 25 February 1873 in the city of his birth. Image from the Historical Society of Delaware.
|195k||Red Lead Row, San Diego Destroyer Base, California. Photographed at the end of 1922, with at least 65 destroyers tied up there. Ships present are identified as: (left to right, in the right diagonal row): Stansbury (DD-180); MacKenzie (DD-175); Renshaw (DD-176); Howard (DD-179); Gillis (DD-260); Tingey (DD-272); McLanahan (DD-264); Swasey (DD-273); Morris (DD-271); Bailey (DD-269); Tattnall (DD-125); Breese (DD-122); Radford (DD-120); Aaron Ward (DD-132) -- probably; Ramsey (DD-124); Montgomery (DD-121); and Lea (DD-118). (left to right, in the middle diagonal row): Wickes (DD-75); Thornton (DD-270); Meade (DD-274); Crane (DD-109); Evans (DD-78); McCawley (DD-276); Doyen (DD-280); Elliot (DD-146); Henshaw (DD-278); Moody (DD-277); Meyer (DD-279); Sinclair (DD-275); Turner (DD-259); Philip (DD-76); Hamilton (DD-141); Boggs (DD-136); Claxton (DD-140); Ward (DD-139); Hazelwood (DD-107) or Kilty (DD-137); Kennison (DD-138); Jacob Jones (DD-130); Aulick (DD-258); Babbitt (DD-128); Twiggs (DD-127); and Badger (DD-126). (left to right, in the left diagonal row): Shubrick (DD-268); Edwards (DD-265); Palmer (DD-161); Welles (DD-257); Mugford (DD-105); Upshur (DD-144); Greer (DD-145); Wasmuth (DD-338); Hogan (DD-178); O'Bannon (DD-177); and -- possibly -- Decatur (DD-341). (Nested alongside wharf in left center, left to right): Prairie (AD-5); Buffalo (AD-8); Trever (DD-339); and Perry (DD-340). Minesweepers just astern of this group are Partridge (AM-16) and Brant (AM-24). Nearest ship in the group of destroyers at far left is Dent (DD-116). The others with her are unidentified. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. : NH 42539||Robert Hurst|
|132k||USS Gillis (DD-260) 1929 in San Diego. Photo by Lieutenant Commander Don P. Moon. Copied from John D. Alden’s book Flush Decks And Four Pipes.||Paul Rebold|
|42k||Undated, appears to be a painting or post card image of the Gillis.||Paul Rebold|
LCDR Webb Trammell Sep 3 1919 - ? LCDR Robert Heweston Skelton Nov 24 1921 - May 26 1922 Decommissioned May 26 1922 - Jun 28 1940 LCDR John Postell Heath Jun 28 1940 - ? LCDR Norman Farquhar Garton Jun 1942 - Aug 21 1942 LCDR Herman Lamar Ray Aug 21 1942 - May 4 1943 LCDR William Wilson Fitts May 4 1943 - Jan 2 1944 LCDR Reuben Jacobsen Jan 2 1944 - Jan 10 1945 LCDR James C. Sullivan Jr. Jan 10 1945 - Sep 19 1945 LT Carl S. Goodbody Sep 19 1945 - Oct 15 1945
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