National Affairs: High Office

The annual shuffle of officers in the Navy Department, the annual announcement of promotions and assignments, took place last week.

To be Commander-in-Chief of the U. S. Fleet, Admiral Samuel Shelburne Robison was advanced. He will succeed Admiral Robert E. Coontz after the return of the fleet from its cruise to Australia. Then Admiral Coontz will have leave of absence, and will be assigned to other duty—probably with the General Board of the Navy. Admiral S. S. Robison (not to be confused with Admiral J. K. Robison—see below)...

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