ANC Website Top BANNER 2
Charles Butler McVay II
Admiral, United States Navy
From the Evening Star
  Washington, District of Columbia
  Saturday, October 29, 1949

McVAY, CHARLES BUTLER, JR.

On Friday, October 28, 1949, at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center, CHARLES BUTLER McVAY, Jr., Admiral, United States Navy, retired, husband of Edith R. McVay, father of Charles B. McVay, 3rd, Rear Admiral, United States Navy, retired, and grandfather of Charles B. McVay, 4th, and James Wilder McVay.

Services will be held at Fort Myer Chapel on Tuesday, November 1, at 1 p.m. Interment, with full military honors, at Arlington National Cemetery. Please omit flowers.

CB McVay II Admiral, USN - Library of Congress Photo, Received From Bill Gonyo
Courtesy of the Library of Congress
Received From Bill Gonyo



Charles Butler McVay II graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1890.  While his father was in school, his grandfather (Charles Butler McVay I), showed so much support for the Academy that they made him an honorary graduate with the class of 1890. 

Charles Butler McVay II went on to become an Admiral and command the Asiatic Fleet in the early part of the 1900ís. 

Charles Butler McVay II (1868 - 1949) was an admiral in the United States Navy during World War I.

In 1907-1909, during the cruise of the Great White Fleet, he commanded the tender, Yankton. Later, in the earlier 1930s, he served as Commander-in-Chief, Asiatic Fleet. 

His son, Charles B. McVay, III, was the Commanding Officer of the ill-fated USS Indianapolis.



  CV McVay Jr. Gravesite PHOTO March 2006
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, March 2006
MCVAY, EDITH R W/O CHARLES BUTLER JR
 DATE OF BIRTH: 07/12/1874
 DATE OF DEATH: 02/20/1960
 BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 3749 LH
 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

MC VAY, CHARLES B
ADM USN
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/19/1868
DATE OF DEATH: 10/28/1949
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 3749 R H

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

Webmaster: Michael Robert Patterson


Posted: 21 Janauary 2006 Updated: 30 July 2009 Updated: 4 November 2009
US Naval Academy SEAL