Albert Smith Barker

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Rear Admiral Albert Smith Barker (31 March, 1845 – 30 January, 1916) served in the United States Navy.

Life & Career

This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Born in Hanson, Massachusetts on 31 March, 1845, Albert S. Barker graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1862.

He served in the Mississippi, Monongahela, and Niagara during the Civil War. During the Spanish-American War he commanded the Newark and participated in the bombardment of Santiago 1 July 1898. He was Commander-in-Chief of the Atlantic Fleet 1903-05.

Rear Admiral Barker died 30 January, 1916 in Washington, D.C.

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Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of U.S.S. Philadelphia
28 Jul, 1890
Succeeded by
Charles S. Cotton
Preceded by
Henry L. Howison
Captain of U.S.S. Oregon
20 Mar, 1897[1] – Mar, 1898
Succeeded by
Charles E. Clark
Preceded by
Colby M. Chester
Captain of U.S.S. Newark
21 May, 1898[2]
Succeeded by
Bowman H. McCalla
Preceded by
George Dewey
Commander, Asiatic Squadron
20 May, 1899
Succeeded by
John C. Watson
Preceded by
John W. Philip
Commandant, Navy Yard, New York
17 Jul, 1900[3]
Succeeded by
Frederick Rodgers
Preceded by
Francis J. Higginson
Commanding North Atlantic Fleet
Jul, 1903 – Mar, 1905
Succeeded by
Robley Dunglison Evans


  1. Register of Officers, 1898. p. 6.
  2. List and Station, July 1898. p. 5.
  3. Register of Officers, 1903. p. 6.