Ralph Emerson Allen

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Lieutenant Ralph Emerson Allen, U.S.N.R.F. (14 May, 1896 – 19 May, 2000) served in the United States Navy.

Life & Career

Allen enrolled in the United States Naval Reserve Force on 12 March, 1917.[1]

Ralph Allen died on 19 May, 2000 in Des Moines, Washington at the age of 104. At the time of his death he was the oldest living Harvard graduate, and probably the last surviving commanding officer of a U.S. Navy warship during World War One.[2]

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of U.S.S. Rail
5 Jun, 1918 – late 1918
Succeeded by
Edwin R. Wroughton


  1. Register of Officers, 1918. p. 303.
  2. The Ellsworth American - Ralph E. Allen