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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Admiral
Service Years
1880 - 1922
Home Country
Canada
Admiral Admiral


Location
Canada
Sep 28, 1936
Bureau of Navigation
Bureau of Navigation
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1925 - 1925
Service to 1922
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1919 - 1922
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Criteria
The Navy Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by exceptionally meritorious ser... More
Comments
He refused to accept the Distinguished Service Medal because he objected to the Navy?s policy of awarding medals to undeserving officers.


SIMS, WILLIAM SOWDEN
Citation:
The President of the United States... 
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1919
WWI Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War I Victory Medal was awarded for military service during the First World War. It was awarded for active service between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918; for service with the American... More
Description
Description Pending
1918
Surrender of Germany
Description
November 11, 1918
1918 - 1918
Commander in Chief US Naval Forces Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR)/Commander US Naval Forces Europe (COMUSNAVE
Commander in Chief US Naval Forces Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR)/Commander US Naval Forces Europe (COMUSNAVE
Rank
Vice Admiral
Comments
Comments Pending
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
1917 - 1918
World War I
Description
The United States of America declared war on the German Empire on April 6, 1917. The U.S. was an independent power and did not officially join the Allies. It closely cooperated with them militarily bu... More
1917 - 1918
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Rear Admiral Lower Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Lower Half Rear Admiral Lower Half
1917 - 1917
USS Nevada (M-8)
USS Nevada (M-8)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1915 - 1916
Atlantic Torpedo Flotilla
Atlantic Torpedo Flotilla
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1913 - 1915
Mexican Service Medal
Criteria
The Mexican Service Medal was awarded for military service in any of the following expeditions or engagements:Vera Cruz Expedition: April 24 to November 26, 1914, Punitive Expedition into Mexico: Marc... More
Description
Description Pending
1914
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1911 - 1913
USS Minnesota (BB-22)
USS Minnesota (BB-22)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1909 - 1911
The White House
The White House
Rank
Commander
Comments
Show Comments
Commander Commander
1907 - 1909
Director of Naval Target Practice
Director of Naval Target Practice
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1902 - 1908
Commander In Chief Asiatic Fleet
Commander In Chief Asiatic Fleet
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1901 - 1902
USS Monterey (BM-6)
USS Monterey (BM-6)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1901 - 1901
Philippine Campaign Medal - Navy/Marine Corps
Criteria
The Philippine Campaign Medal was awarded for military service in the Philippine Islands.
Description
Description Pending
1901
USS Kentucky (BB-6)
USS Kentucky (BB-6)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1900 - 1901
CNO - OPNAV/Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache
CNO - OPNAV/Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Location
Paris - France
Comments
Show Comments
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1897 - 1900
Spanish Campaign 1898
Criteria
The Spanish Campaign Medal was awarded for military service in, or on the high seas en route to, any of the following countries during the dates indicated: Cuba (May 11 to July 17, 1898), Puerto Rico ... More
Description
Description Pending
1898
Spanish-American War
Description
The Spanish–American War (Spanish: Guerra hispano-estadounidense or Guerra hispano-americana; Filipino: Digmaang Espanyol-Amerikano) was a conflict fought between Spain and the United States in 1898. ... More
1898 - 1898
USS Charleston (C-2)
USS Charleston (C-2)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1894 - 1896
USS PHILADELPHIA (C-4)
USS PHILADELPHIA (C-4)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1893 - 1894
USS Saratoga (1842) Sloop of war
USS Saratoga (1842) Sloop of war
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1889 - 1893
CNO - OPNAV/Personnel Exchange Program (PEP)
CNO - OPNAV/Personnel Exchange Program (PEP)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1887 - 1888
USS Richmond (1860)
USS Richmond (1860)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1886 - 1887
USS COLORADO (Steam Frigate)
USS COLORADO (Steam Frigate)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1885 - 1886
USS Yantic (screw gunboat)
USS Yantic (screw gunboat)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1883 - 1884
USS Swatara (screw sloop)
USS Swatara (screw sloop)
Rank
Midshipman
Comments
Comments Pending
1881 - 1882
USS Tennessee (1865) Screw frigate
USS Tennessee (1865) Screw frigate
Rank
Midshipman
Comments
Comments Pending
1880 - 1881
Service from 1880
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Midshipman
Comments
Comments Pending
1876 - 1880

 
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