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Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1926-1926, 111X, Army War College
Service Years
1906 - 1926

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Camden, New Jersey
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Nov 30, 1926
Location of Interment
Alexandria National Cemetery - Alexandria, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 3, Site 1730

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
United States Naval Academy Alumni Association
  1906, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association1 - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Commander Lloyd Woolsey Townsend, U.S.N.
Died while on Active duty, November 1926
Awarded the Navy Cross for action during WWI

NAVY CROSS awarded for service during WWI.  Lieut. Comdr. L.W. Townsend, U.S.N.

For distinguished service in the line of his profession as flag lieutenant, communication officer, engineer officer and aid, in charge of target practice on the staff of the commander of the train, U.S.S. Vestal (flagship), U. S. Atlantic Fleet. 

He also received a SPECIAL LETTER OF COMMENDATION from the Secretary of the Navy for his service during World War I. 

Other Comments:

LLOYD WOOLSEY TOWNSEND, midshipman, appointed from Atlantic City, N.J. on September 10, 1901, graduating class USNA 1906. Registered on the June 1916 Register of Graduates - United States Naval Academy Graduates' Association.

1st TORPEDO FLOTILLA / ASIATIC FLEET: Philippine–American War (1899–1913).
USS BAINBRIDGE DD-1 and BARRY DD-2. ENS Lloyd Woolsey TOWNSEND in command: May 6 1909 - April 4 1910, and April 4 1910 - Feb 11 1911. Returned from Asiatic Squadron 1911: Cavite, Philippines, Military and Naval Forces.

Commander Lloyd Woolsey Townsend was assigned to Naval Operations from 31 August 1925 until 24 June 1926. He died while on active duty on 30 November 1926, age 44.

There are at least two published listings from January and April 1926, Office of Naval Intelligence, which list L.W. Townsend with the rank of Captain, USN. 

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyUSS Vestal (AR-4)Naval War College (Staff)
CNO - OPNAVOffice of Naval Intelligence (ONI)CNO - OPNAVArmy War College
  1901-1906, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1905-1905, USS Iowa (BB-4)
  1909-1910, 111X, USS Bainbridge (DD-1)
  1909-1911, 111X, First Torpedo Flotilla, Atlantic Torpedo Flotilla
  1910-1911, 111X, NAD, Cavite Philippines
  1910-1911, 113X, USS Barry (DD-2)
  1911-1911, 111X, USS Ammen (DD-35)
  1912-1913, 111X, Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  1914-1915, 111X, USS Delaware (BB-28)
  1917-1918, 111X, USS Vestal (AR-4)
  1918-1919, 111X, USS Georgia (BB-15)
  1919-1920, 111X, Naval War College (Staff)
  1920-1921, 111X, Naval War College (Staff)
  1922-1922, 111X, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, CNO - OPNAV
  1922-1923, 111X, USS Worden (DD-288)
  1924-1925, 113X, Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
  1925-1926, 111X, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, CNO - OPNAV
  1926-1926, 111X, Army War College
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1899-1902 Philippine-American War/Second Philippine Insurrection
  1917-1918 World War I
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1901-1905, United States Naval Academy
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