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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  1919-1922, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)

Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Garrison - Training Command

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Existing

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School Assignments - Staff

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Formal School

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Last Updated: May 2, 2009
   
   
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Admiral Bayly's visit to America
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17 Members Also There at Same Time
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)

Miller, Cyrus, CAPT, (1897-1923) Captain
Naile, Frederick Raymond, CAPT, (1900-1926) Captain
Standley, William Harrison, ADM, (1895-1937) Captain
TAYLOR, Montgomery Meigs, ADM, (1890-1936) Captain
Rowcliff, Gilbert Jonathan, RADM, (1902-1945) Commander
Taussig Sr., Joseph Knefler, VADM, (1899-1947) Commander
Anderson, Walter Stratton, VADM, (1903-1946) Lieutenant Commander
Edwards, Walter Atlee, LCDR, (1910-1928) Lieutenant Commander
Cluverius, Wat Tyler, RADM, (1896-1945) OFF Captain
Andrews, Adolphus, VADM, (1901-1943) OFF 111X Commander
TOWNSEND, Lloyd, CDR, (1906-1926) OFF 111X Commander
TOWNSEND, Lloyd, CDR, (1906-1926) OFF 111X Commander
PLUNKETT, Charles, RADM, (1883-1928) Rear Admiral Upper Half
Williams, Clarence Stewart, ADM, (1884-1927) Rear Admiral Upper Half
Belknap, Reginald, RADM, (1891-1927) Captain
Belknap, Reginald, RADM, (1891-1927) Captain
Knox, Dudley, RDML, (1896-1946) Captain
Williams, Clarence Stewart, ADM, (1884-1927) Captain
Gygax, Felix Xerxes, RADM, (1907-1946) Commander
Taussig Sr., Joseph Knefler, VADM, (1899-1947) Commander
College of Naval Warfare (Faculty Staff)

Tarrant, William Theodore, VADM, (1894-1946) OFF Captain

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