Various Quotes - Bancroft Hall - Annapolis, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 38° 58.878 W 076° 28.973
18S E 371557 N 4315747
Quick Description: One of several statues of notable US Naval Academy graduates in the rotunda of Bancroft Hall at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 8/28/2021 7:42:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM14VTQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
The sculpture was made in 1838 by Kinney, Belle, 1890-1959. It consists of a bronze bust stature of Gleaves and a stone granite base, with a bronze marker. It is located in the rotunda of Bancroft, but the outside portion which overlooks the southeast side of the base.

The inscription reads:


1838 (On wall below base, in bronze letters:) GLEAVES (On bronze plaque on wall below base:) ADMIRAL ALBERT GLEAVES/1858-1937/COMMANDED CRUISER AND TRANSPORT FORCE/DURING THE WORLD WAR./"HE ORGANIZED THE STRATEGY OF OUR TRANSPORT SERVICE/AND COMPLETED THE ENORMOUS TASK ASSIGNED TO HIM/WITHOUT THE LOSS OF A SINGLE SOLDIER. FOR THIS SERVICE/HE WON THE ADMIRATION OF THE WORLD."/PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT/"I AM PROUDER OF MY COUNTRY BECAUSE HE HOLDS IN IT/THE POSITION HE DOES."/THEODORE ROOSEVELT/"YOU HAVE WON A GREAT NAVAL VICTORY."/M PAINLEVE - FRENCH MINISTER OF WAR/"FROM A SEAMAN'S POINT OF VIEW IT IS UNPARALLELED IN HISTORY."/VISCOUNT JELLICOE/FIRST SEA LORD OF THE BRITISH ADMIRALTY
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Annapolis, MD, USA


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