Harber, Giles B.

Harber, Giles B.



  • Existence: 1849 - 1925


Giles B. Harber was born in 1849, in Youngstown, Ohio. Harber was a rear admiral of the United States Navy and one-time Commander-in-Chief of both the United States Atlantic Fleet and the Pacific Fleet. He was called a "Naval Hero" by "The New York Times," and was best known for leading the rescue expedition for the USS Jeannette off of Siberia and the return of the body of her captain. He was also decorated by Congress for his role in the Spanish-American War. Harber died in 1925.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Giles Harber papers

Stefansson Mss-183
Identifier: Mss-183
Date(s): 1881 to 1884

Giles B. Harber (1849-1925), rear admiral, US Navy. Consist of correspondence, photographs, sketches, and newspaper clippings relating to the discovery and return of the bodies of George Washington DeLong and others from the ship "Jeannette."