Charles Augustus Gove

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Charles Augustus Gove, U.S.N. (5 July, 1854 – ?) was an officer of the United States Navy.

Gove was born in Concord, New Hampshire, the son of Jesse Augustus Gove (1824–1862) and Maria Louise Sherburne (1830–1906). He was nominated at large to the United States Naval Academy and entered the United States Navy on 9 June, 1871.

On 23 May, 1887 he married Minnie Webster of San Francisco, California in Boston, Massachusetts.

On 10 December 1906, Commander Gove commissioned the new light cruiser Milwaukee.[1] From 1908 to 1909 he was Commandant of the United States Naval Academy, before he was promoted to Captain. He then took command of the newly-launched battleship Delaware.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of U.S.S. Milwaukee
10 Dec, 1906 – 12 Jun, 1908[2][Inference]
Succeeded by
Charles C. Rogers
Preceded by
William S. Benson
Commandant of Midshipmen, Naval Academy
1908 – 1909
Succeeded by
George R. Clark
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of U.S.S. Delaware
4 Apr, 1910[3]
Succeeded by
John Hood
Preceded by
Commandant, Naval Training Station, San Francisco
25 Mar, 1912[4] – after 1 Jan, 1913[5]
Succeeded by


  1. Wikipedia
  2. Register of Officers, 1909. p. 10.
  3. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 8.
  4. Register of Officers, 1913. p. 10.
  5. Register of Officers, 1913. p. 10.