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Joseph Foster Green
Born November 24, 1811
Died December 9, 1897
Place of birth Topsham, Maine
Place of death Brookline, Massachusetts
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Commands held USS Canandaigua (1862)

Joseph Foster Green (November 24, 1811 – December 9, 1897) was an officer in the United States Navy and the fourth Commandant of midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy.

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Green was born November 24, 1811 in Topsham, Maine.[1]

From 1855 to 1858 Commander Green served as the fourth Commandant of midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy.[2] On 1 August 1862, Commander Green was in charge of the USS Canandaigua when it launched from the Boston Navy Yard.[3]

He retired from the navy in November 23, 1872 although he maintained his command at the time due to a special authorization of Congress. He died December 9, 1897 in Brookline, Massachusetts.[1]

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