William Wirt Kimball
|William Wirt Kimball|
January 9, 1848|
|Died||January 26, 1930
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1869-1910|
|Battles/wars||Spanish American War|
William Wirt Kimball (January 9, 1848 - January 26, 1930) was a U.S. naval officer and an early pioneer in the development of submarines.
In May 1906, he served as the first commander of the battleship New Jersey. In 1908, Kimball became rear admiral, and commanded expeditionary forces to Nicaragua in 1909. In 1910, he retired from active duty.
He died in Washington, D.C. on January 26, 1930, at the age of 82.
- "Biographies". Submarine Pioneers. Submarine Warfare Division, United States Navy. Retrieved 2007-04-12.
- "Submarine Pioneers". Submarine Warfare Division, United States Navy. Retrieved 2007-04-12.
- John Baker. "Effects of the Press on Spanish-American Relations in 1898". Retrieved 2007-04-12.
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