(20.02.1848 - 06.08.1922)
American naval officer.
Born in Fayette, Missouri, in the family of Judge John Sebri.
Sebri entered the Naval Academy during the civil war and served until 1910, resigning as a rear admiral.
After graduating from the Maritime Academy in 1867, Sebri served on several vessels before being part of an expedition sent to the Arctic to search for and rescue the lost expedition of Charles Hall on the ship "Polaris". The Americans failed to solve this problem, but only because the Polaris crew was saved earlier by a British whaling ship.
Sebri's participation in this expedition contributed to the fact that eleven years later he was chosen as an executive officer and navigator on an Arctic expedition aboard the whaling ship "Tethys", whose task was to rescue the Adolf Greely group in distress at Cape Pim in the Smith Strait of Smith Island. The surviving 7 people, led by Greeley, were saved by the Tethys on June 23, 1884.
Sebri and other members of the rescue expedition gained fame. Even ten years later, in 1895, in the New York Times report on the 50th anniversary of the United States Naval Academy, Sebri was named one of the most "famous" graduates.
Subsequently, Sebri was appointed the second acting governor of American Samoa, but after serving in this post for only a year, he returned to the United States.
In 1907 he was promoted to Rear Admiral and received command of the expedition "Pathfinder" around the South American coast, and then was appointed commander of the 2nd division of the Pacific Fleet, rising to the post of commander-in-chief of the entire fleet.
Sebri resigned in 1910 and died in Coronado, California. Buried in Arlington Cemetery.
An island and a mountain peak in Alaska.
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