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United States Navy
Chaplains and Denominations
1778 - 1916

Notes:
1. Arranged alphabetically by years.
2.Non-commissioned individuals appointed by the commanding officer from the ships company
to serve as chaplain for the duration of the cruise are noted by the asterisk *.
These names do not appear as chaplains in official
Navy Registers.
3. A blank denomination indicates data unknown.     
4. A second denomination indicates a change of denomination.
5. A year date after a name indicates the first year of any previous service.
 


1778  
*Balch, Benjamin Congregational
1782  
*Geagan, Timothy -
1798  
*Austin, William -
1799  
Balch, William Congregational
1800  
Chandler, Samuel
*Flannery, Matthew
Morris, Noadiah
Thompson, Robert
Vallette, Elie
Protestant Episcopal ?
-
-
-
-
1802  
McFarlan, Alexander Protestant Episcopal
1803  
Leonard, Peter -
1804  
Dennison, Robert
*Schnetter, John
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-
1805  
*Budd, Charles A.
*Cerdona, Batta
*Cruize, Lawrence
*Lyde, Nathaniel
*Ormsby, Robert
*Ravara, Joseph
-
-
-
-
-
-
1807  
*Fairchild, Lewis
Petty, William
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-
1808  
*Turner, Edward W. -
1809  
Barry, Garrett
Briscoe, William H.
Moore, Andrew L.
*Morris, Lemuel
Robinson, William
*Shaw, Charles
-
-
-
-
-
-
1810  
*Denison, Henry -
1811  
Adams, David Phineas
Hunter, Andrew
*Smith, Nathaniel R.
-
Presbyterian
-
1812  

*Anderson, Samuel T.
*Carlton, John
Cook, John
*Kelso, James
*Morris, George N.
*Waine, Thomas
*West, David

-
-
Protestant Episcopal
-
-
-
-
1813  
*Bancroft, Henry
*Breese, Thomas
*Davis, George
*Livermore, Samuel
*Penny, Francis H.
*Sands, Richard A.
*Sands, William M.
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1814  
*Gatewood, Richard
Humphreys, A. Y.
*Lloyd, Richard
-
-
-
1815  
Cooper, Colden
Felch, Cheever
*Handy, Charles O.
*Hanlon, Alexander I.
*Morse, E. B.
Norton, Richard
*Thomas, Gardner C.
Watson, Joseph
*Whitney, A. G.
-
Protestant Episcopal
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1816  

Andrew, Nathaniel
Folsom, Charles
Ireland, John

Protestant Episcopal
Unitarian
Protestant Episcopal
1817 
*Burrows, Thomas
Chase, Philander, Jr.
*Laughton, William
-
Protestant Episcopal
-
1818  
Brooks, James
Everett, James
Wilson, Azariah
Protestant Episcopal
Protestant Episcopal
-
1819  
Chase, Moses Bayley
Hambleton, John N.
Protestant Episcopal
-
1820  
Searle, Addison Protestant Episcopal
1823  
Allison, Burgess
*Bates, John A.
Jones, Cave
Baptist
Protestant Episcopal
-
1824  

Grier, John W.
McCarty, John

Presbyterian
Protestant Episcopal
1825  
Addison, John
Ogilvie, James G.
Baptist
Presbyterian
1826  
McLaughlin, Edward Presbyterian
1827  
*Campbell, A. H.
Hayes, Hervey H.
*Soter, ?
-
Congregational
-
1828  
Fenner, John P.
*May, Charles
Ridgely, G. W.
Stewart, Charles Samuel
Protestant Episcopal
-
Protestant Episcopal
Presbyterian
1829  
Harrison, Timothy J.
Ryland, William
Presbyterian
Methodist
1830
Colton, Walter Congregational
1833
Jones, George
Wiltbank, James
Protestant Episcopal
Protestant Episcopal
1834  
Lambert, Thomas R. Protestant Episcopal
1836  
Rockwell, Charles Congregational
1838  
Clark, Peter G.
Elliott, Jared L.
Protestant Episcopal
Presbyterian
1839  
*Girard, John F.
Lewis, Rodman
Wilmer, Joseph P. B.
-
Methodist
Protestant Episcopal
1841  
Alden, Charles H.
Bartow, Theodore B.
Chase, Moses B. 1819
Gillett, Samuel T.
Harris, Thompson S.
Jackson, William G.
McKenney, William
Newell, Chester
Stockbridge, Joseph
Talbot, Mortimer R.
Taylor, Fitch W.
Protestant Episcopal
Protestant Episcopal
Protestant Episcopal
Methodist
Presbyterian
Protestant Episcopal
Methodist
Protestant Episcopal
Baptist
Protestant Episcopal
Protestant Episcopal
1842  
Fisk, Photius Kavasales Unitarian
1843  
Lathrop, John P.
Robb, John
Congregational
Methodist
1844  
Frost, Nathanielp
Grigg, John
Newton, Joel W.
Swann, George W.
Baptist
Protestant Episcopal
Congregational
Presbyterian
1845  
Fletcher, N. C.
Latham, George W.
Universalist
Baptist
1847  
Blake, John
Eaton, Edwin
Lenhart, John L.
Stanley, Thomas Coke
Protestant Episcopal
Baptist
Methodist
Methodist (Southern)
1850  
Bittinger, Edmund C Presbyterian
1851  
Dewey, Orville
Eskridge, Vernon
Unitarian
Methodist
1853  
Noble, Mason
Thomas, Charles W.
Presbyterian
Methodist (Southern)
1855  
Given, Robert
Watson, John L.
Methodist
Protestant Episcopal
1856  
Wood, Henry Presbyterian
1857  
Davis, Charles A. Methodist (Southern)
1859  
Junkin, Davis X. Presbyterian
1860  
Dorrance, George W. Baptist
1861  
Salter, Thomas G. Protestant Episcopal
1862  
Coleman, James A.
Hitchcock, William A.
Methodist
Protestant Episcopal
1863  
Hale, Charles R.
McLaren, Donald
Stewart, William H.
Wallace, John S.
Winslow, Ezra D.
Protestant Episcopal
Presbyterian
Baptist
Protestant Episcopal
Methodist
1864  
Beugless, John D.
Henderson, George D.
Hibben, Henry B.
Smith, George Williamson
Baptist
Protestant Episcopal
Methodist
Protestant Episcopal
1868  
Holway, Wesley O.
Kane, James Johnson
Methodist
Baptist
1869  
Brittain, M. Cookman
Cobb, William R.
Lewis, John Kerfoot
Matthews, John R.
Methodist
Methodist (Southern)
Protestant Episcopal
Protestant Episcopal
1870  
Crawford, George Artemas
Rose, Frank B.
Methodist
Baptist
1871  
Rawson, Edward K.
Van Meter, John B.
Congregational
Methodist
1872  
Tribou, David Howard Methodist (Northern)
1873  
Clark, Henry Howard
Hagar, Elijah W.
McAlister, Adam A.
Methodist (Northern)
Protestant Episcopal
Protestant Episcopal
1874  
Brown, James H. H.
Gill, Thomas Augustus
Hudson, Robert
Protestant Episcopal
Baptist
Protestant Episcopal
1875  
Boorom, Sylvester D. Protestant Episcopal
1876  
Hayward, Richard Protestant Episcopal
1880  
*Kramer, Samuel Methodist
1881  
Morrison, William
Royce, Alfred L.
Thompson, Frank
Protestant Episcopal
Protestant Episcopal
Protestant Episcopal
1882  
Hoes, Roswell Randall Presbyterian (USA)
1885  
Wright, Carroll Quinn Disciples of Christ
1888  
Isaacs, Walter Gilbert
Parks, Charles H.
Methodist (Southern)
Roman Catholic
1889  
McIntire, Joseph Prince Methodist
1890  
Hensley, Alexander C. Protestant Episcopal
1892  
Reaney, William Henry I.
Sherman, Fredericks F.
Protestant Episcopal
Roman Catholic
1894  
Edmonson, William Elam
Goodwin, Montgomery M.
Methodist (Southern)
Protestant Episcopal
1895  
Chidwick, John P. S.
Frazier, John Brown
Roman Catholic
Methodist (Southern
1896  
Jones, Harry W. Protestant Episcopal
1897  
Cassard, William Gilbert
Freeman, Thaddeus S. K.
Sykes, Arthur O.
Methodist
Disciples of Christ
Methodist / Protestant Episcopal
1898  
Brown, Frederic C.
Dickins, Curtis Hoyt
Helms, William T.
Steele, Robert E.
Unitarian
Universalist / Protestant Episcopal
Methodist
Presbyterian (US)
1900  
Rennolds, Louis P. Protestant Episcopal
1901  
Brennan, Edward J.
Charlton, Charles M.
MacGrail, Joseph F.
Roman Catholic
Methodist (Northern)
Roman Catholic
1902  
Bayard, George L.
Bellows, Johnson McC.
Fleming, John Frank
McDonald, Eugene E.
Patrick, Bower Reynolds
Protestant Episcopal
Protestant Episcopal
Baptist (Northern)
Roman Catholic
Baptist (Northern)
1903  
Gleeson, Matthew Carlin
Stone, Arthur William
Roman Catholic
Protestant Episcopal
1904  
Scott, Evan Walter Congregational
1905  
McGinty, Joseph F. Roman Catholic
1907  
Evans, Sydney Key
Stevenson, George E. T.
Protestant Episcopal
Baptist (Northern)
1909  
MacNair, James Duncan
Pearce, Hugh M. T.
Methodist (Northern)
Protestant Episcopal
1910  
Brodmann, Edmund A.
Taylor, LeRoy Nelson
Roman Catholic
Methodist (Northern)
1913  
Thompson, Thomas B. Presbyterian (USA)
1914  
Brady, John Joseph Roman Catholic
1915  
Alexander, Milton OH.
Anderson, William Earl
Behrens, Oscar
Bouffard, Irenne J.
Burke, Eugene Sebastian
Duff, Edward Aloysius
Dumstrey, Herbert
Ellis, Charles Vinton
Hayes, Allison John
Kranz; George Boniface
Workman, Robert DuBois
Baptist (Southern)
Disciples of Christ
Presbyterian (USA)
Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Reformed Church of America
Baptist (Southern)
Methodist (Northern)
Roman Catholic
Presbyterian (USA) 
1916  
Elder, William Wytche
Hastings, Charles Henry
Lewis, Roy Leslie
Park, Albert Newton, Jr.
Riddle, Truman Post
Seidler, Paul Edward
Short, Joseph C.
Congregational
Methodist (Northern)
Methodist (Northern)
Presbyterian (USA)
Protestant Episcopal
Lutheran
Roman Catholic

 
Source:
1. Drury, Clifford M.; The History of the Chaplain Corps, United States Navy,
Volume One 1778-1939
,
Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1949
2. Drury, Clifford M.; United States Navy Chaplains 1778-1945:
Biographical and Service-Record Sketches
of 3,353 Chaplains Including 2 Who Served in the Continental Navy
,
Washington, D. C.: Government Printing Office, 1948.
 
U.S. Navy Chaplains 1778-1916
U.S. Navy Chaplains 1917-1939
U.S. Navy Chaplains 1939-1941
U.S. Navy Chaplains 1941-1943
U.S. Navy Chaplains 1943
U.S. Navy Chaplains 1944
U.S. Navy Chaplains 1945