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Orin Gould Murfin
Admiral Orin G. Murfin (center) as President of the Navy Court of Inquiry for the Pearl Harbor attack
Born (1876-04-13)April 13, 1876
Died October 22, 1956(1956-10-22) (aged 80)
Place of birth Ohio
Place of death San Diego, California
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank US-O10 insignia.svg Admiral
Commands held USS Albany (CL-23)
USS West Virginia (BB-48)
Asiatic Fleet
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Distinguished Service Medal

Orin Gould Murfin (April 13, 1876 – October 22, 1956) was an admiral in the United States Navy.

Murfin served as the commanding officer of USS Albany (CL-23) in 1916 and of West Virginia (BB-48), 1928-29. From 1931-34, he was the Navy's Judge Advocate General.

He also served as Commander-in-Chief, Asiatic Fleet, 1935-36. From there, Murfin became the commandant of the 14th Naval District, where he led the Navy's participation in the search for Amelia Earhart when her plane went missing in 1937.

Following his retirement, Murfin served as the President of the Navy Court of Inquiry following the attack on Pearl Harbor; their conclusions were regarded as too lenient by Forrestal, see Edward C. Kalbfus.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Frank B. Upham
Commander-in-Chief, United States Asiatic Fleet
4 October 1935–30 October 1936
Succeeded by
Harry E. Yarnell

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