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Full Text Citations For Award of
 
The Navy Cross to Members of the US Navy
 World War 1 
1298 Total Awards

Mine Clearing Missions

A total of 89 Navy Crosses were awarded for heroism during the dangerous task of sweeping the sea for enemy mines, and the post-war clearing of mines in the North Sea.

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Ackerman, Leon H.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. John Graham
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Leon H. Ackerman, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of
the U.S.S. John Graham engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Benson, William E.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Patapsco
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant William E. Benson, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Patapsco, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Betzig, Harry E.
Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-181
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign Harry E. Betzig, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-181, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Bresnaham, Michael J.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Widgeon
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Michael J. Bresnaham, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Widgeon, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Broderick, George F.
Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commander U.S.S. C-48
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign George F. Broderick, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer
of the U.S.S. C-48, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of patrolling the waters of the war zone and operating against enemy submarines and later in the difficult and dangerous work of removing the North Sea Mine barrage and destroying drifting mines.

 

Carraher, Mortimer B.
Ensign, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-40
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign Mortimer B. Carraher, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-40, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Clark, Joseph A.
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-208
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) Joseph A. Clark, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-208, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Cobb, Hugh L.
Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-259
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign Hugh L. Cobb, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-259, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Cook, Norman S.
Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Douglas
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign Norman S. Cook, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer
of the U.S.S. Douglas, engaged in the important, difficult, and hazardous duty of mine sweeping on the coast of France.

 

Cottrell, Roy M.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Oriole
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Roy M. Cottrell, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Oriole, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Crone, Christian
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Avocet
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Christian Crone, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Avocet, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Cullen, Gregory
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Auk
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Gregory Cullen, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Auk, engaged in the Difficult and hazardous duty of sweeping for and removing the mines of the North Sea Barrage.

 

Cutting, Lewis Henry
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Robin
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Lewis Henry Cutting, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Robin, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Dahuff, Enos
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-44
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) Enos Dahuff, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-44, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Danielak, Stanley
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Sanderling
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Stanley Danielak, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Sanderling, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

DeBarr, Harry
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Thomas Laundry
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) Harry DeBarr, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Thomas Laundry, engaged in the important and hazardous work and clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Delavey, Edmond
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. William Darnold
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Edmond Delavey, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. William Darnold, engaged in the important and hazardous work and clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Dole, George S.
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-354
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) George S. Dole, U.S. Navy (Reserve
Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-354, engaged in the important and hazardous work and clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Dougherty, Horace DeB.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Bobolink
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Dorace DeB. Dougherty, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the U.S.S.
Bobolink, engaged in the important, exacting, and hazardous duty of patrolling the waters of the war zone and operating against enemy submarines, and later in the difficult and dangerous work of removing the North Sea Mine Barrage and destroying drifting mines.

 

Drustup, Neils
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Grebe
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Neils Drustup, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Grebe, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.
Other Award:
Medal of Honor (Vera Cruz, Mexico)

 

Dufie, Roe C.
Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-208
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign Roe C. Dufie, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-208, engaged in the important and hazardous work and clearing the North Sea of mines.

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Eager, Charles F.
Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-254
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign Charles F. Eager, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service when in command of
the U.S.S. C-254, engaged in the important and hazardous work and clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Ford, Patrick J.
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Cahill
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) Patrick J. Ford, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer U.S.S. Cahill. engaged in the important, difficult, and hazardous duty of mine sweeping on the coast of France.

 

Fraenzel, Albert C.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. William Johnson
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Albert C. Fraenzel, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the U.S.S.
William Johnson, engaged in the difficult and hazardous operation of sweeping for and removing mines of the North Sea Mine Barrage under exceptionally difficult conditions.

 

Francis, Tappan E.
Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-254
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign Tappan E. Francis, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of
the U.S.S. C-254, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Freed, Albert E.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Eider
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Albert E. Freed, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Eider, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Fremgen, William
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Lapwing
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant William Fremgen, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Lapwing, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Goldsmith, Fred O.
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. John Collins
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) Fred O. Goldsmith, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. John Collins, engaged in the important and hazardous work of
clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Halliwill, Birney O.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Whipporwill
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Birney O. Halliwill, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of
the U.S.S. Whipporwill, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines

 

Hammond, Edgar T.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Penguin
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Edgar T. Hammond, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Penguin, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Harmer, Jesse L.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Patuxent
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Jesse L. Harmer, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Patuxent, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Hart, Lauren D.
Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-182
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign Lauren D. Hart, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-182, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Hartenstein, William
Ensign, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-40
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign William Hartenstein, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-40, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Haw, Curtis H.
Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-47
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign Curtis H. Haw, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-47, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Headly, Alfred C.
Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-164
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign Alfred C. Headly, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of
the U.S.S. C-164, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Higgins, Michael
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Tanager
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Michael Higgins, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U. S. S. Tanager, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Hinkamp, Clarence N.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Division Commander, Mine Sweepers
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander Clarence N. Hinkamp, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as division commander of mine sweepers engaged in efficient and hazardous operations in the approaches to St. Nazaire.

 

Hollyday, James E.
Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-329
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign James E. Hollyday, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of
the U.S.S. C-329, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Hubbell, Louis B.
Ensign, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-256
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign Louis B. Hubbell, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-256, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Hupp, John B.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Tarkey
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant John B. Hupp, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U. S. S. Tarkey, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Jurgensen, Frank
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Seagull
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) Frank Jurgensen, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Seagull, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Kennedy, Thomas
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Seam Duffey
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) Thomas Kennedy, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Seam Duffey, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Keyes, Frederick G.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Richard Bulkeley
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Frederick G. Keyes, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Richard Bulkeley, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Labelle, Gregorie F. J.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-259
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Gregorie F. J. Labelle, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession, as commanding officer of the U.S.S. C-259, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of patrolling the waters of the war zone and operating against enemy submarines, and later in the difficult and dangerous work of removing the North Sea Mine Barrage and destroying drifting mines.

 

Leutriz, Gustav A. C.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Finch
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Gustav A. C. Leutriz, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Finch, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Lindberg, John C.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Falcon
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant John C. Lindberg, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Falcon, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Mayer, Frederick J.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Flamingo
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Frederick J. Mayer, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Flamingo engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Mayes, Frederick T.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Thrush
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Frederick T. Mayes, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Thrush engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

McCargo, William T.
Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-164
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign William T. McCargo, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of
the U.S.S. C-164, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

McCloy, John
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Curlew
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant John McCloy, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Curlew, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.
Other Award:
Medal of Honor (Boxer Rebellion), 2nd Medal of Honor (Vera Cruz, Mexico)

 

McCown, Henry Y.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Thomas Buckley
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Henry Y. McCown, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Thomas Buckley, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

McGlasson, Archibald A.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Hinton
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander Archibald A. McGlasson, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer, U.S.S. Hinton and a division of mine sweepers engaged in the important, difficult, and hazardous duty of mine sweeping on the coast of France.

 

McHugh, George E.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Pelican
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant George E. McHugh, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Pelican engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

McKean, John R.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Cormorant
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant John R. McKean, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Cormorant, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

McKee, Howard A.
Ensign, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-37
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign Howard A. McKee, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-37, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

McPherson, Kenneth A.
Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-38
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign Kenneth A. McPherson, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of
the U.S.S. C-38, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Mentz, George F.
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-207
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) George F. Mentz, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-207, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Meyer, Frederick
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Teal
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Frederick Meyer, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Teal, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Muller, Frederick
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Hubbard
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Frederick Muller, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the U.S.S.
Hubbard, engaged in the important, difficult and hazardous duty of mine sweeping on the coast of France.

 

Nelson, Daniel W.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-164
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Daniel W. Nelson, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-164, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

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O'Brien, Robert C.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Mallard
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Robert C. O'Brien, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished, service while in command of the U.S.S. Mallard, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Olsen, Frederick A.
Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-178
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign Frederick A. Olsen, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of
the U.S.S. C-178, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Phillips, Bennie C.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Swallow
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Bennie C. Phillips, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Swallow engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Richmond, Kenneth Calvin
Ensign, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, Submarine Chaser Unit
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign Kenneth Calvin Richmond, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in the line of his profession. For several months Ensign Richmond served as commanding officer of a sub-chaser engaged in sinking mines in the North Sea. He was then detailed to duty on the staff
of commander mine force as material officer. His performance of duty in this important work was most commendable.

 

Rohange, Robert
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Quail
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Robert Rohange, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Quail, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Roil, John R.
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. James
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) John R. Roil, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer
of the U.S.S. James, engaged in the important, difficult, and hazardous duty of mine sweeping on the coast of France.

 

Rundquist, Karl
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Heron
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Karl Rundquist, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Heron, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Ryan, Patrick Thomas
Ensign, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-45
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign Patrick Thomas Ryan, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-45, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Sammons, Benjamin F.
Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-44
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign Benjamin F. Sammons, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of
the U.S.S. C-44, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Seligman, Morton T.
First Award
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-272
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) Morton T. Seligman, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-272, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.
Other Award:
Navy Cross with Gold Star (WWII)

 

Semple, Robert
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-207
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Robert Semple, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-207, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Shaw, Harold D.
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-110
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) Harold D. Shaw, U.S. Navy (Reserve
Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-110, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Shea, John F.
Ensign, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-208
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign John F. Shea, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-208, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Smith, Martin X.
Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-206
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign Martin X. Smith, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces),
for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-206, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Speaker, Albert
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-329
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Albert Speaker, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-329, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Spear, William R.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Penguin
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant William R. Spear, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of
the U.S.S. Penguin, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Stanley, Henry A.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Lark
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Henry A. Stanley, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Lark, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Thompson, Richard Codwell
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. George Cochran
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) Richard Codwell Thompson, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. George Cochran, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Underwood, Harold Pierce
Ensign, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-45
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign Harold Pierce Underwood, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-45, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Waggoner, Clarence V.
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-46
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) Clarence V. Waggoner, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-46, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Walcott, Fredman J.
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Swan
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) Fredman J. Walcott, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Swan, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Weaver, John E.
Ensign, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-46
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign John E. Weaver, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally
meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. C-46, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Wentworth, Harry A.
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Woodcock
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) Harry A. Wentworth, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Woodcock, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Wilder, Edwin V.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. George Clark
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Edwin V. Wilder, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of
the U.S.S. George Clark, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Wilkinson, Michael J.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Tanager
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Michael J. Wilkinson, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Tanager, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Williams, James
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Chewink
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant James Williams, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Chewink, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Wolfe, Murray
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Osprey
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Murray Wolfe, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Osprey, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Wroghton, Edwin R.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Rail
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Edwin R. Wroghton, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U.S.S. Rail, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

 

Zielinski, Walter F.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. C-178
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Walter F. Zielinski, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of
the U.S.S. C-178, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines.

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