Joseph S. Skerrett Photo

Joseph S. Skerrett

Born: Jan 18, 1833

Death: Jan 1, 1897

Birthplace: Chillicothe

Nationality: United States

Joseph S. Skerrett

Date of Birth : Jan 18, 1833
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1897
Birth Place : Chillicothe

Rear Admiral Joseph Salathiel Skerrett was an officer in the United States Navy. He participated in one of the most successful actions of the African Slave Trade Patrol, fought in the American Civil War, twice played a prominent role in the history of the Kingdom of Hawaii, and served as Commander of the Pacific and Asiatic Squadrons. He had the reputation of being the best navigator in the U.S. Navy in his day.

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