Bulmer, Roscoe C, CAPT

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119X-Unrestricted Line Officer - EOD Warfare (In Training)
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1919-1919, USS Auk (AM-38)
Service Years
1894 - 1919

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Home Town
Virginia City, Nevada
Last Address
Died at Kirkwall, Scotland
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Date of Passing
Aug 05, 1919
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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Not Specified

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  1919, In the Line of Duty [Verified]

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Listed as FALLEN. Died while on duty in-service to the United States Navy

Captain Roscoe Carlyle Bulmer
Navy Distinguished Service Medal

Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Awarded posthumously for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Captain Roscoe Carlyle Bulmer, United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Black Hawk, flagship and repair ship of the mine force engaged in the laying of the North Sea mine barrage and subsequently mine sweeping.
Action Date: World War I
Service: Navy
Rank: Captain

Company: Commanding Officer
Division: U.S.S. Black Hawk

Highest Navy Award
In 1919, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal was the highest medal of the United States Navy. In 1943, the Navy Cross and the DSM status were reversed making the Navy Cross the highest USN medal.

Other Comments:
R. C. Bulmer, Capt., USN. Died on active duty.
Captain Roscoe Carlyle Bulmer, USN (4 November 1874 to 5 August 1919) was an officer in the United States Navy. His active-duty career extended from the 1890s until just after World War I. Born in Virginia City, Nevada, Bulmer graduated from the Naval Academy in 1894. After World War I, he served as United States naval representative at a conference which met at the British Admiralty to consider clearing the seas of mines after the war. On 5 January 1919 he assumed command of that operation. His zeal and courage, combined with a sound knowledge of his profession, contributed greatly to the success of the mine force.
Capt. Bulmer suffered severe injuries in an automobile accident, 3 August 1919. He died at Kirkwall, Scotland on August 5, 1919.

Bulmer, Capt. U.S. Navy
Appointed naval cadet September 26, 1890.
Ensign, July 1, 1896.
Lieutenant jg, July 1, 1899.
Lieutenant, February 9, 1902.
Lieutenant Commander, January 3, 1908.
Commander, July 1, 1913.
Captain, July 1, 1918, in command of the U.S.S. Black Hawk.
December 18, 1917, was United States naval representative at a conference at the British Admirality in London, October 31, 1918, which met to consider clearing the seas of mines after the war. Assumed command of mining operations with title of Commander, Mine Sweeping Detachment, on January 5, 1919. His zeal and courage, combined with a sound knowledge of his profession, contributed greatly to the success of the mine force.


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US NavyUSS Sylph (PY-12)US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1904-1905, Det Navy Yard Washington, Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center (NFESC)
  1905-1905, The White House
  1905-1906, 111X, USS Stewart (DD-13)
  1906-1908, 111X, USS Sylph (PY-12)
  1911-1913, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1914-1917, 111X, USS Sacramento (PG-19)
  1918-1919, USS Black Hawk (ID# 2140)
  1919-1919, Commander, Mine Sweeping Detachment, US Atlantic Fleet (WWI)
  1919-1919, USS Auk (AM-38)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1917-1918 World War I
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United States Naval Academy
  1890-1894, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  AUK: Minesweeper No. 38
  Aug 05, 1919, Navy Distinguished Service Medal
  Aug 05, 1919, Killed in Automobile Accident. 2
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