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Rear Admiral Upper Half
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Line Officer
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1909-1910, Boston Navy Yard
Service Years
1869 - 1910
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Home Town
Roxbury, Mass.
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Sep 29, 1914
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Battle of Santiago - Boxer Rebellion
USS Kearsarge / Great White Fleet

Herbert Winslow, may also be listed as J.H. Winslow, (1848-1914) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy.  He was the only surviving son of Rear Admiral John A. Winslow, famous as the commander of the United States ship Kearsarge, which sunk the Confederate cruiser Alabama.Since his retirement in 1910 he had been living at Cherbourg, France. He died in Florence, Italy on September 25th, 1914.

Admiral Winslow was appointed to the Naval Academy in 1865, was graduated four years later, and made an ensign in 1870.  He was a master in 1872, a Lieutenant in 1875, a Lieutenant Commander in 1897, Commander in 1900, a Captain in 1905, and a Rear Admiral in 1909.

In 1875, when the United States ship Saranac was wrecked in Seymour's Narrow, B. C., he was the last man to leave the ship. He was in command of the United States ship Fern at the battle of Santiago de Cuba on July 3, 1898, commanded the Solace and landed the first detachment of American marines at Taku, China, during the Boxer Rebellion. His last sea command was the battleship Kearsarge, as part of the Great White Fleet, which was named at the launching by his wife.

Admiral Winslow was in command of the Boston Navy Yard when he was retired after a service of twenty-three years at sea and more than nineteen on shore. In 1876 he married Miss Elezabeth Maynard, daughter of Lafayette Maynard of Washington and San Francisco.
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3 July 1898 ‎(Age 50)‎ In command of the USS Fern during the Battle of Santiago, the biggest naval engagement of the Spanish-American war  nr. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

June 1900 ‎(Age 52)‎ In command of the USS Solace when it took part in landing the first detachments of American marines at Taku in China during the Boxer Rebellion.

Between 16 December 1907 and 22 February 1909
‎(Age 59)‎ In command of the USS Kearsage ‎(BB-5; named for his father's ship)‎ during its circumnavigation of the globe as part of Roosevelt's 'Great White Fleet'.
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US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyNaval War College (Faculty Staff)USS Solace (AH-2)
  1865-1869, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1869-1870, USS Sabine (1855)
  1870-1871, USS Richmond (1860)
  1873-1874, USS NARRAGANSETT (Sloop-of-War)
  1875-1875, USS Benicia (NO Hull Number)
  1875-1876, USS Lackawanna (1862)
  1876-1877, Naval Hydrographic Office
  1877-1878, USS Portsmouth (1843) Sloop of War
  1878-1879, USS Marion
  1879-1880, USS Powhatan (1861)
  1880-1882, Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  1882-1885, USS Portsmouth (1843) Sloop of War
  1885-1886, USS Monocacy
  1885-1889, Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center (NFESC)/Det Navy Yard Washington
  1895-1895, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
  1896-1896, USS Constellation (1854) Sloop of War
  1896-1897, USS Yorktown (PG-1)
  1897-1897, Educational Leave
  1898-1898, USS Fern (1871)
  1898-1899, Surface Vessels USS L-M
  1898-1899, Surface Vessels USS L-M
  1899-1899, Naval Training Station, Newport
  1900-1902, USS Solace (AH-2)
  1907-1909, USS Kearsarge (BB-5)
  1909-1910, Boston Navy Yard
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War/Battle of Guantanamo Bay
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War/Battle of Santiago
  1900-1902 China Relief Expedition
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United States Naval Academy
  1865-1869, United States Naval Academy
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