Benjamin Franklin Tilley

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Rear Admiral Benjamin Franklin Tilley (29 March, 1848 – 18 March, 1907) served in the United States Navy.

His son Benjamin Franklin Tilley, Jr. also served in the Navy.

Life & Career

Tilley graduated first in his class at Annapolis.

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Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of U.S.S. Newport
5 Oct, 1897[1]
Succeeded by
Albert Mertz
Preceded by
Marcus B. Buford
Captain of U.S.S. Abarenda
9 Mar, 1899[2]
Succeeded by
John L. Purcell
Preceded by
Commandant, Naval Station, Tutuila
9 Mar, 1899[3]
Succeeded by
Edmund B. Underwood
Preceded by
William W. Mead
Captain, Navy Yard, Mare Island
Mar, 1902 – 11 Jan, 1905
Succeeded by
Alexander McCrackin
Preceded by
Henry B. Mansfield
Captain of U.S.S. Iowa
14 Jan, 1905[4]
Succeeded by
Henry McCrea
Preceded by
Joseph E. Craig
Commandant, Navy Yard, League Island
23 Feb, 1907 – 18 Mar, 1907
Succeeded by
Edwin C. Pendleton


  1. List and Station, July 1898. p. 6.
  2. List and Station, July 1900. p. 7.
  3. List and Station, July 1900. p. 7.
  4. Register of Officers, 1906. p. 8.