Harry Hess Jr.

Harry Hammond Hess Jr. (1906 - 1969)

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Admiral Harry Hammond Hess Jr.
Born in New York City, New York, USAmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Woods Hole, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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  • Among the founding fathers of plate tectonic theory, Rear Admiral of the US Navy, noted geologist[1]
  • conducted sonar surveys of the ocean, mapping out the landforms and features of the ocean floors[2]
  • 1934 Faculty, Princeton University
  • m. Annette Burns
  • 1966 Penrose Medal
  • died of a heart attack while at a Space Science Board conference[3]
  • Buried in Arlington National Cemetery[3][4]
  • NASA Distinguished Public Service Award
  • Harry H. Hess medal established in 1984 by the American Geophysical Union


  1. Wikipedia: Harry Hess, accessed 11 Aug 2018.
  2. "Mariana Trench: The Deepest Place on Earth - Full Documentary 2017." Mobeus Tv (channel). 4 Aug 2017. Youtube. Web. 11 Aug 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Leitch, Alexander. "Hess, Harry Hammond." A Princeton Companion. Princeton University Press. 1978. princeton.edu. Web. 11 Aug 2018.
  4. Find A Grave: Memorial #49203206, accessed 11 Aug 2018.

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Captain Harry Hammond Hess, Jr., USS Cape Johnson
Captain Harry Hammond Hess, Jr., <i>USS Cape Johnson</i>


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