James Alden, Jr.
Life & Career
Born in Portland, Maine, Alden was a direct descendant of John Alden, a Mayflower pilgrim.
Alden circumnavigated the globe in U.S.S. Constitution.
Alden was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 September, 1855.
Alden was promoted to the rank of Captain on 2 January, 1863.
Alden was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral on 19 June, 1871.
Charles S. Boggs
|Commanding European Squadron
c. Dec, 1871 – 2 Jun, 1873