Theodore Frelinghuysen Jewell
|Theodore Frelinghuysen Jewell|
August 5, 1844|
|Died||July 26, 1932
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Allegiance|| United States United States of America
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1861-1904|
|Commands held||USS Essex
Jewell was appointed an acting midshipman on November 29, 1861 when he entered the United States Naval Academy. His class of 1865 graduated early on November 22, 1864. He served on the USS Colorado, at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. and at the U.S. Naval Academy. During the Civil War while still at the Naval Academy, in the summer of 1863 when the nation's capital was threatened by General Robert E. Lee's forces, he was in command of a fleet of howitzers at the US Naval Yard for the defense of Washington, D.C.
Jewell was involved in peacekeeping activities from the Tuscarora in Seoul, Korea, Panama in 1872, and Hawaii in 1874, during the election of King Kalākaua, to negotiate the duty-free exportation of sugar to the United States. A riot occurred on election day and marines and sailors from the Tuscarora and the USS Portsmouth landed to restore order.
Jewell served with Admiral Dewey at the Battle of Manila Bay and later commanded the European squadron of the American Fleet in March 1904 when he was made a rear admiral. He retired in November 1904.
He was the son of Thomas and Eleanor (Spencer) Jewell, born in Washington D.C. on August 5, 1844. On June 15, 1871 he married Elizabeth Lindsay Poor, daughter of rear admiral Charles Henry Poor. They had one son Commander Charles T. Jewell.
Admiral Jewell died July 26, 1932 at his residence in Washington, D.C. and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Dates of rank
- Midshipman: July 16, 1862
- Ensign: November 1, 1866
- Lieutenant: March 12, 1868
- Lieutenant Commander: March 26, 1869
- Commander: January 26, 1885
- Captain: February 1, 1898
- Rear Admiral: March 15, 1904
Jewell is seated second from the right in this photo of retired flag officers taken at the 85th birthday party of Rear Admiral George C. Remey on 10 August 1926.
- T.F. Jewell, "The United States Naval Gun Factory", Harpers Monthly, Vol 89, Issue 530, July 1894, pp. 251–261.
- The Morgan Report, the US Senate investigation into the events surrounding the Hawaiian Revolution of 1893.