Randall Jacobs was born on 12 December 1895 at Danville, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1907 and served in the Atlantic during World War I. Jacobs took command of the re-designated USS Utah (AG-16) on April 1, 1932. During World War II, he was the Chief of Naval Personnel. Jacobs was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1941 and Vice Admiral in 1944.
Admiral Jacobs died on 19 June 1967 at Bethesda, Maryland, and was laid to rest with full military honors in Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery
CDR Randall Jacobs
USNA Grad: 1907
USS Utah Commanding Officer: April 01, 1932 - May 03, 1934
USS UTAH BB-31 / AG-16
The Forgotten Ship of Pearl Harbor
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