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|105k||John Drake Sloat was born in Sloatbury, N.Y., on 26 July 1781 and was appointed Midshipman in the United States Navy on 12 February 1800. He was sailing master of United
States under Commodore Decatur and was promoted to Lieutenant for conspicuous gallantry in the capture of HMS Macedonian on 25 October 1812. He cruised in Grampus,
Franklin, Washington, and St. Louis, between 1815 and 1831 and commanded the Pacific Squadron between 1844 and 1846, rendering efficient service on
the coast of California in the early part of the Mexican War. Under his direction, the American flag was hoisted on 7 July 1846 above Monterey, symbolizing the conquest of that part of
California by the United States. He subsequently held a number of commands ashore including making the plans for the Mare Island Navy Yard and directing the construction of the Stevens Battery
in 1855. He was appointed Rear Admiral on the retired list on 25 July 1866 and died at New Brighton, Staten Island, N.Y., on 28 November 1867.
USS Sloat (DE 245) (1943-1947) was the second ship named in his honor, preceded by DD 316 (1920-1930).
(Photo from The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley
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|View the USS Sloat (DE 245) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Sloat's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 16 Aug. 1943 - 31 Jan. 1944||Lcdr. Edmund Ernest Garcia ('27) (ret. as Radm.)|
|2.) 31 Jan. 1944 - .. May 1945||Lcdr. W. A. Cashman, USNR|
|3.) .. May 1945 - .. Jun. 1945||Lcdr. G. B. Atterbury, USNR|
|4.) .. Jun. 1945 - .. Feb. 1946||Lt. A. S. Lane, USNR|
|5.) .. Feb. 1946 -||Lt. Henry Walter Ancell|
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