James Kelsey Cogswell
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|James Kelsey Cogswell|
September 27, 1847|
|Died||August 12, 1908
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1868–1908|
|Relations||Captain Francis Cogswell (son)|
Cogswell was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on September 27, 1847, the son of George Cogswell and Celestia A. Stone.
He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1868.
Cogswell was executive officer of the battleship Oregon during the Spanish–American War. He was aboard the Oregon during the historic dash around Cape Horn to join the North Atlantic Squadron in time to contribute to the destruction of the Spanish Fleet at the Battle of Santiago de Cuba in 1898. For eminent and conspicuous conduct in that decisive battle he was promoted to Commander.
The USS Cogswell (DD-651) was a Fletcher-class destroyer in the United States Navy, serving in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The ship is named in honour of Rear Admiral James Kelsey Cogswell, and his son, Captain Francis Cogswell.
- "Rear Admiral J. K. Cogswell". The New York Times. 1908-08-13. Retrieved 2010-10-25.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
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