Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Woodbury in Butler County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Admiral Claude C. Bloch

(1878-1967)

 
 
Admiral Claude C. Bloch Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. Admiral Claude C. Bloch Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.  
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-AmericanWar, World IWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location.
Admiral Claude C. Bloch Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
2. Admiral Claude C. Bloch Marker (Side 2)
37° 11.024′ N, 86° 37.95′ W. Marker is in Woodbury, Kentucky, in Butler County. Marker is on Lock 4 Road 0.1 miles east of Barren River Road (Kentucky Highway 403), on the left when traveling east. 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 Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Additional keywords. U.S. Navy
 
Admiral Claude C. Bloch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
3. Admiral Claude C. Bloch Marker
Admiral Claude Charles Bloch image. Click for full size.
Public domain / Wikipedia, circa 1938
4. Admiral Claude Charles Bloch
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement
Mar. 6, 2021