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Charles James Barclay (born September 8, 1843) was a United States Navy officer. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1863, and retired as a rear-admiral in 1905.

Barclay took part in the capture of the Confederate cruiser CSS Florida in Bahia, Brazil on board the USS Kearsarge 1865-1866. He was commandant of the Naval War Academy, 1900, and was captain of the Navy yards at Boston and then at Puget Sound.

There was also a Charles James Barclay who was an Australian banker.


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