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Alexander Mosely Pennock
Birth: Oct. 1, 1814
Norfolk
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 1876
Portsmouth
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA

United States Navy Rear Admiral. He became a midshipman in the United States Navy on April 1, 1828 and was assigned to the frigate "USS Guerriere", of the Pacific Squadron. The following year he was on the receiving ship at Norfolk and on the "USS Natchez" in the Brazil Squadron in 1834. On June 14, 1834 he was promoted to Passed Midshipman and was assigned to the frigate "USS Potomac" of the Mediterranean Squadron. In 1839 he was transferred to the frigate "USS Columbia", stationed in the East India Squadron and promoted to Lieutenant on March 25, 1839. His next assignment was on the sloop Decatur in the Brazil Squadron in 1843. By 1846 he was assigned to the Norfolk Navy yard and was promoted to commander on December 15, 1855. In 1862 he was appointed Commander and Fleet Captain of the Western Gunboat Flotilla at the United States Depot in Cairo, Illinois. He was promoted to Captain on January 2, 1863 and was ordered to the Brooklyn Navy Yard and in early 1868 was appointed the commanding officer of the frigate "USS Franklin", then the flag ship of the European Squadron. He was promoted to Commodore on May 6, 1868 and assumed command of the European Squadron. On July 19, 1872 he was promoted to Rear Admiral. His last assignment was as commanding officer of the Portsmouth Navy Yard in New Hampshire. (bio by: Saratoga) 
 
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Cedar Grove Cemetery
Norfolk
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 26, 2011
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I believe this to be the same Lt. A. M. Pennock who served on the Lighthouse Board and as Fifth Lighthouse District Inspector in the 1850s.Thank you for your service and for helping the lights to shine brightly.
- Josh Liller
 Added: May. 14, 2014
HAPPY. BIRTHDAY
- Robin Jaggers
 Added: Oct. 1, 2012
Companion #00236 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Sep. 10, 2012
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