Woodbury in Butler County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Admiral Claude C. Bloch
The career of this naval officer spanned Spanish-American War and World Wars I and II. A native of Butler County, he attended public schools and Ogden College in Bowling Green; graduated from Annapolis, 1899. Assumed command of USS Plattsburg in 1918; received Navy Cross for hazardous transporting of troops and supplies to Europe.
Bloch's duties included Commander, Mine Force, Pacific Fleet; Chief of Staff to Commander, Battleship Divisions; Chief of Bureau of Ordnance — all in 1920s; Commander in Chief, U. S. Fleet, 1938-40; Commandant of 14th Naval Dist. at Pearl Harbor, 1940-42. As chairman of Navy Board for industrial production awards, he was given Legion of Merit. Retired, 1945.
Erected 1985 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1769.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Spanish-American • War, World I • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Lock 4 Rd, Woodbury KY 42288, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1912 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Hines (approx. 0.2 miles away); William S. Taylor (1853-1928) (approx. 4 miles away); Major Andrew Graff Hamilton (approx. 4 miles away); Bishop John Monroe Moore (approx. 4 miles away); County Named, 1810 (approx. 4 miles away); Maurice Hudson Thatcher (approx. 4 miles away); Morgantown / Daniel Morgan (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbury.
Also see . . . Claude C. Bloch (Wikipedia). (Submitted on November 2, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Additional keywords. U.S. Navy
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