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NHF-102 Admiral Robert Carney Collection

4 photo albums and approximately 339 loose and oversize photos from the career of Admiral Robert B. Carney, covering the period from World War II through his tenure as Chief of Naval Operations, and his post as Commander in Chief, South Europe during the early years of NATO. Some photos have been assigned NH numbers or removed to the NH collection.
Title: Admiral Robert Carney Collection
Caption: Collection Photo #NHF-102-D.01: Admiral Robert Carney, in a portrait taken about the time he was sworn in as Chief of Naval Operations
Description: 4 photo albums and approximately 339 loose and oversize photos from the career of Admiral Robert B. Carney, covering the period from World War II through his tenure as Chief of Naval Operations, and his post as Commander in Chief, South Europe during the early years of NATO. Some photos have been assigned NH numbers or removed to the NH collection. See detailed content listing below.
Accession #: NHF
Catalog #: NHF-102
Donor: Naval Historical Foundation
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
After this Year: 1897
Before this Year: 1965
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NHF-102-A
35 black and white and sepia portraits (some filed in oversize) of noteworthy friends and colleagues of Carney, many of which are autographed. Notable figures include Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, Fleet Admiral William Halsey, General Alexander Archer Vandegrift, Admiral Louis Rodolph de Steiguer, Harold Stassen, Admiral Arleigh Burke, Admiral Arthur Radford, Admiral Louis Denfield, and many others.

NHF-102-B
53 black and white photographs taken during World War II, primarily on board USS New Jersey (BB-62) and USS Missouri (BB-63). Many views of Carney with Admiral Halsey and staff, along with other scenes on board the two battleships in various compartments with crew performing duties. Japanese POW being interviewed. Admiral Nimitz with CinCPAC and other staff members, 1944. USS Denver (CL-58) and USS San Diego (CL-53).

NHF-102-C
14 black and white photographs. Admiral Carney as Chief of Staff, South Pacific Force, visits Bougainville. Also seen in Admiral William Halsey. Series of black and white photographs of paintings showing USS George Clymer (AP-57) during invasion of Bougainville.

NHF-102-D
1 color photograph and 6 oversize black and white photographs showing Admiral Carney being sworn in as Chief of Naval Operations, 17 August 1953. Others seen include Secretary of the Navy Robert Anderson, Fleet Admiral William Halsey, and retiring CNO Admiral William Fechteler.

NHF-102-E
23 black and white photographs of Vice Admiral Carney as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations. Ceremony celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Navy. Many individuals seen including Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Louis Denfield, Secretary of the Navy John Sullivan, General Clifton Cates. USS Palau (CVE-22), Naval Supply Depot Clearfield, Utah. Guam.

NHF-102-F
85 black and white photographs at various ceremonies, both during the service of Admiral Carney and in his retirement years. Naval Supply Corps School, Bayonne, New Jersey; USS Hornet (CVA-12); USS John Paul Jones (DD-932); Marine Corps Birthday Ball, Naval Gun Factory, Washington D.C.; dedication of William F. Halsey Field, San Diego; Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson; General Lemuel Shephard; General August Kissner; Vice President Richard Nixon; Rear Admiral George Dufek; Admiral Harold Stark; Admiral Arleigh Burke; Admiral Charles Cook; Assistant Secretary of the Navy W. John Kenney; Lord Mountbatten; SS Constitution.

NHF-102-G
88 color and black and white photographs of Admiral Carney and friends hunting and fishing. Seen are: Admiral Halsey, Rear Admiral Aaron Merrill, and spouses.

NHF-102-H
Booklet with 12 black and white photographs prepared for Admiral Carney which shows him embarked with Destroyer Force, Atlantic Fleet, including photographs showing him high lined between a destroyer and an aircraft carrier.

NHF-102-I
11 cyanotype prints of earthquake damage at Mare Island, 31 March 1898.

NHF-102-J
11 black and white photographs. Crew of USS Fanning (DD-37) after capture of German submarine U-58 during World War I; damage to USS Manley (DD-74); USS Sirius (AK-15) towing USS Kearsarge (AB-1); USS Scorpion; USS Iroquois; USS Charleston (C-2); USS Preston (DD-795); USS Bordelon (DD-881); USS Irwin (DD-794); oversize tinted photo of USS Cincinnati (CL-6).

NHF-102-K
Handmade and painted baby book for Carney entitled “Mother’s Darling.” Graduation invitation and Midshipman Carney name card for the Class of 1916 at the U.S. Naval Academy. Photographs of paintings, USS Kearsarge vs USS Alabama by Edward Manet, and a building signed to Admiral Halsey. Program for 120th anniversary of Independence Day held in 1898 on board USS Monocacy in China. Invitation list for 1951 reception. Photo of officer in carriage at Tientsin. Newspaper clipping of a poem.

NHF-102-L
Photo album “Admiral Carney in Turkey.” Arrival by plane, meeting Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, Defense Minister, receptions, travel to Athens.

NHF-102-M
Photo album “Operation Ancient Wall,” September 1952. Admiral Carney travels to Italy to observe NATO exercises, and meet with European military leaders.

NHF-102-N
Photo album covering the 1951 memorial service to World War II American dead at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, with many individuals of note including the Princess Elizabeth, Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower, Curtis LeMay, Clement Attlee

NHF-102-O
Photo album with aerial views of historic sites in Rome, Italy, circa 1951.

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