Sims, William Sowden, ADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Admiral
Primary Unit
1925-1925, Bureau of Navigation
Service Years
1880 - 1922
Admiral
Admiral

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Home Country
Canada
Canada
Year of Birth
1858
 
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Last Address
Boston, MA

Date of Passing
Sep 28, 1936
 
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Admiral William S. Sims, commander of U.S. naval forces in European waters during World War I, remarked: 

‘The average man suffers very severely from the pain of a new idea….It is my belief that the future will show that the fleet that has 20 airplane carriers instead of 16 battleships and 4 airplanes will inevitably knock the other fleet out.’
   
Other Comments:
He refused to accept the Distinguished Service Medal because he objected to the Navy’s policy of awarding medals to undeserving officers.


Promoted to Admiral in 1930 while retired

Foreign Awards:
Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (Great Britain), 
Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor (France), 
Grand Cordon, Order of the Rising Sun (Japan), 
Grand Cordon, Order of Leopold (Belgium),
Grand Officer of the Crown of Italy
   
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  1909-1911, USS Minnesota (BB-22)

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USS Minnesota (BB-22) Unit Page

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Commander

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 USS Minnesota (BB-22) Details

USS Minnesota (BB-22)
Connecticut Class Battleship: Displacement 16,000 Tons, Dimensions, 456' 4" (oa) x 76' 10" x 26' 9" (Max). Armament 4 x 12"/45 8 x 8"/45, 12 x 7"/45, 20 x 3"/50, 4 21" tt. Armor, 9" Belt, 12" Turrets, 3" Decks, 9" Conning Tower. Machinery, 16,500 HP; 2 vertical, triple expansion engines, 2 screws. Speed, 18 Knots, Crew 881. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Newport News, Shipbuilding, Newport News, Newport News, VA., October 27 1903. Launched April 8 1905. Commissioned March 9 1907. Decommissioned December 1 1921. Stricken November 10 1923. Fate: Broken Up for scrap at the Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard in 1924.

Type
Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Connecticut-class

Strength
Battleship

Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: Jul 27, 2008
   
   
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13 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Minnesota (BB-22)

MURDOCK, Jos., RADM, (1870-1913) Rear Admiral Upper Half
Ward, Aaron, RADM, (1871-1913) Rear Admiral Upper Half
King, Ernest, FADM, (1897-1945) Lieutenant Commander
Pye, William Satterlee, VADM, (1901-1944) Lieutenant
Taussig Sr., Joseph Knefler, VADM, (1899-1947) Lieutenant
Carter, Worrall Reed, RADM, (1908-1947) Ensign
Fitch, Aubrey Wray, ADM, (1906-1947) Ensign
Spruance, Raymond, ADM, (1906-1948) Ensign
Badger II, Oscar Charles, ADM, (1911-1952) Midshipman
Harrison, William Kelly, CDR, (1887-1919) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Evans, Sydney Key, CAPT, (1907-1935) OFF 410X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Kinkaid, Thomas Cassin, ADM, (1908-1953) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Herbster, Victor Daniel, CAPT, (1904-1946) OFF Ensign
Herbster, Victor Daniel, CAPT, (1904-1946) 00 Other Service Rank

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