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|31k||Oscar F. Stanton (1834-1924) entered the Navy in 1849. A short time later he was aboard Susquehanna, taking part in Commodore Perry's Japan Expedition. During 1858-1859 he was on the Frigate Constellation. Serving with the Pacific Squadron at the outbreak of the Civil War, Stanton was promoted to Lt. Commander. In command of Pinola he participated in the battle of Mobile Bay with Admiral Farragut. Stanton was promoted to Commander in 1867. He became a Captain in 1879 and for two years commanded the Frigate Constitution. In 1884 he commanded Tennessee, and a year later was placed in charge of the Naval Station at New London, where he remained for three years and acquired his love for the town that was to become his home. By 1893 he was a Rear Admiral in command of the South Atlantic Squadron, and in 1894 his flagship, USS Kearsarge, was wrecked in the Gulf of Mexico. He retired later that year, but was again placed in command of the New London Naval Station during the Spanish American War. This was his last active service.
USS Stanton (DE 247) (1943 - 1947) was the first ship named in his honor.
|81k||undated wartime image (USNI photo)||Dan Johnson|
|76k||1944 (USNI photo)||William Bradshaw|
|20k||16 October 1944: New York Harbor (National Archives Photo #1311481)||Nick Tiberio|
|27k||16 October 1944: New York Harbor (National Archives Photo #1311480)|
|141k||September 1945||David Buell|
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