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Service/branch  United States Navy
Rank  Captain
Name  Halsey Powell
Years of service  1904–1936
Commands held  USS Pittsburgh
Born  August 3, 1883 McAfee, Kentucky (1883-08-03)
Died  December 24, 1936(1936-12-24) (aged 53) Washington, D.C.
Allegiance  United States of America

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Captain Halsey Powell, USN (3 August 1883 – 24 December 1936) was a United States Navy officer of the first half of the 20th century, who received the Navy Distinguished Service Medal for outstanding performance as a destroyer division commander on convoy duty during World War I.

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Biography

Powell was born 3 August 1883 in McAfee, Kentucky, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1904. During the next years he served on such famous battleships as USS Kearsarge, USS Illinois, and USS Tennessee and studied at the Naval War College, rising to the rank of captain in 1926.

Captain Powell was aide to the Secretary of the Navy in 1926 and Naval Attache at Peking, 1927–29. After commanding USS Pittsburgh he returned to Washington, D.C., where he died 24 December 1936. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.

Namesake

The destroyer USS Halsey Powell was named in his honor.

Decorations

Here is the list of decorations of Captain Halsey Powell:

References

Halsey Powell Wikipedia


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