Hugh Rodman

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Admiral Hugh Rodman, K.C.B. (6 January, 1859 – 7 June, 1940) served in the United States Navy.

Life & Career

In 1909, Rodman went to the Far East to serve Captain of the Yard, Cavite and then served as captain of the protected cruiser Cleveland.

After serving in 1911 as Captain of the Yard, Mare Island Navy Yard, he assumed command of Connecticut in 1912. In 1913, he took command of Delaware.

In 1915 he was appointed in command of the battleship New York.

Flag Rank

Promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral in 1917, Rodman served as Commander of Battleship Division 9, Atlantic Fleet. Late in the year, his division was ordered to cross the Atlantic to join the British Grand Fleet, thereby becoming the Sixth Battle Squadron.

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Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William H. Whiting
Commandant, Naval Station, Hawaii
24 Feb, 1903 – 14 Aug, 1903
Succeeded by
Albert P. Niblack
Preceded by
Charles F. Pond
Captain of U.S.S. Iroquois
before 1904[1] – 1904[2]
Succeeded by
Albert P. Niblack
Preceded by
Louis S. Van Duzer
Captain of U.S.S. Cleveland
Succeeded by
George W. Williams
Preceded by
Inspection Officer, Navy Yard, Mare Island
26 Sep, 1910[3] – 19 Oct, 1911[4][5][Inference]
Succeeded by
Samuel B. Thomas
Preceded by
John Hood
Captain of U.S.S. Delaware
2 Jan, 1912[6] – 22 Dec, 1913[7][8][Inference]
Succeeded by
William L. Rodgers
Preceded by
William R. Rush
Captain of U.S.S. Connecticut
early 1912[9]
Succeeded by
John J. Knapp
Preceded by
Thomas S. Rodgers
Captain of U.S.S. New York
18 Oct, 1915[10]
Succeeded by
Charles F. Hughes
Preceded by
Stuart Nicholson
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Sixth Battle Squadron
Dec, 1917
Succeeded by


  1. Register of Officers, 1904. p. 20.
  2. Register of Officers, 1905. p. 20.
  3. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 12.
  4. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 12.
  5. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 26.
  6. Register of Officers, 1913. p. 12.
  7. Register of Officers, 1913. p. 12.
  8. Register of Officers, 1914. p. 10.
  9. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 12.
  10. Register of Officers, 1916. p. 10.