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North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Claude V. Ricketts

1906 - 1964

 

— Norfolk —

 
Claude V. Ricketts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. Claude V. Ricketts Marker
Inscription.  Claude V. Ricketts, the Navy's first seamon to rise to four-star admiral, was made an honorary citizen of Norfolk during his station tour in 1961. He enlisted in the Navy and then graduated as an officer from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1929. Ricketts rose to Commander, Second Fleet, and then assumed duties as the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, the second highest ranking officer in the Department of the Navy. Admiral Ricketts posthumously was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. Ricketts Hall at the Naval Academy is named in his honor, as was the USS Claude V. Ricketts, DDC-5, which was home ported in Norfolk, VA.
 
Erected by City of Virginia Beach.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Legends Walk series list.
 
Location. 36° 50.488′ N, 75° 58.427′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on Atlantic Avenue
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just south of 14th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1304 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Secretariat (here, next to this marker); James P. Lannon (here, next to this marker); Arthur Ashe (here, next to this marker); Meriwether Lewis (here, next to this marker); Chief Powhatan (here, next to this marker); Richard E. Byrd (here, next to this marker); L. Douglas Wilder (here, next to this marker); Matthew Fontaine Maury (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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