Rear Admiral, United States Navy
Died at the Naval Hospital of a Complication of Diseases
WASHINGTON, June 24, 1913 – Rear Admiral Robert Potts, USN, retired, died suddenly today at the Naval Hospital where he was under treatment for a complication of diseases.
Admiral Potts was appointed a Third Assistant Engineer from Pennsylvania in 1861, and advanced rapidly during the Civil War. In 1873 he was appointed to be Chief Engineer and in 1898 retired with the rank of Rear Admiral.
He was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1835.
Since his retirement, the Admiral had made his home in Baltimore
The body will be buried at Arlington National
POTTS, FRANCIS G W/O ROBT
Posted: 15 January 2008