William Edwards (United States Navy officer)

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William W. Edwards (ca. 1790 – 14 August 1813) was an officer in the United States Navy during the War of 1812.

Born in Petersburg, Virginia, Edwards was appointed a midshipman 1 September 1811. In 1813 he was assigned to Argus, and was killed in the action with HMS Pelican on 14 August 1813.


USS Edwards was named in his honor.

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This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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