August 3, 1883|
|Died||December 24, 1936
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1904–1936|
|Commands held||USS Pittsburgh|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Distinguished Service Medal|
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.
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 Attaché 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.
The destroyer USS Halsey Powell was named in his honor.
Here is the list of decorations of Captain Halsey Powell:
|Navy Distinguished Service Medal|
|Mexican Service Medal|
|World War I Victory Medal with Destroyer Clasp|
|Distinguished Service Order (United Kingdom)|