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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

Miscellaneous Awards

The following 96 awards of the Navy Cross were presented for a variety of actions ranging from valiant leadership to critical patrols to protect the American homeland during World War I.

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Amsden, William F.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
U.S.S. Barry
Date Of Action:
Summer, 1917

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander William F. Amsden, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally distinguished service in the line of his profession in command of the U.S.S. Barry in making the trip of 11,000 miles from Manila, P.I. To Gibraltar, under very unfavorable weather conditions, the southwest monsoon being then at its height, and arriving in the Mediterranean with his vessel in readiness for immediate participation in the operations against enemy submarines in the Mediterranean and later in the Atlantic.

 

Arey, Garrison R.
Lieutenant (CC), U.S. Navy
Mine Laying Squadron 1
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (CC) Garrison R. Arey, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession for a great variety of important work on the flagship of Mine Laying Squadron 1 in connection with mine laying in the North Sea and especially for the design and construction of light and efficient mine bogies used in the work of the squadron.

 

Bennett, Andrew C.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commander, U.S.S. AL-11
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander Andrew C. Bennett, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in command of the Al-11.
While en route from Newport to the Azores his submarine was separated from the escort and other submarines of the squadron, leaving him without a rendezvous. Lieutenant Commander Bennett thereupon proceeded to his destination successfully, assuming the great responsibility of starting a 1,700-mile Atlantic Ocean run in winter weather in a submarine of the class that had never been considered reliable for service of this character.

 

Bertholf, Wallace
Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Harrisburg
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander Wallace Bertholf, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the U.S.S.
Harrisburg, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of transporting and escorting troops and supplies to European ports through waters infested with enemy submarines and mines, and later as aid on the staff of commander, U. S. naval forces in northern Russia, where in addition to other duties, he made two visits to the advance allied positions during which visits he was under artillery fire from the enemy for two days.

 

Bierer, Bion B.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Olympia
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Bion B. Bierer, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer U.S.S. Olympia engaged in important and exacting duty in the waters of northern Russia, operating under the senior British naval office in those waters.

 

Brotherton, William D.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. South Carolina
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain William D. Brotherton, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer U.S.S. South Carolina.

 

Bunkley, Joel W.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Naval Railway Battery (France)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander Joel W. Bunkley, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession and for valor under fire in connection with the erection and administration of the 14-inch naval railway battery in France, both in the preliminary stages of preparation at the rear and later in the actual operations of the guns at the front in action with the enemy.

 

Burg, Robert A.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, US O-8
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander Robert A. Burg, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the U.S. 0-8, operating against enemy submarines off the Atlantic coast of the United States.

 

Burrage, Guy H.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Nebraska
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Guy H. Burrage, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Nebraska in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Bye, Levi B.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Naval Railway Battery (France
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander Levi B. Bye, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in the work of fitting the 14-inch 50-caliber naval guns to railway mounts, and placing them on the western front, overseas.

 

Carter, James F.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Alabama & U.S.S. Connecticut
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain James F. Carter, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Alabama and U.S.S. Connecticut.

 

Castleman, Kenneth G.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Dolphin
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Kenneth G. Castleman, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the U.S.S.
Dolphin and senior aid to the commander, U. S. Patrol Detachment Atlantic Fleet.

 

Chandler, Lloyd H.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. New Hampshire
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Lloyd H. Chandler, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer U.S.S. New Hampshire and as chief of staff to the commander of Battleship Force 1, Atlantic Fleet.

 

*Childs, Earl W. F.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
US Navy Submarine
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Earl W. F. Childs, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous submarine duty in the war zone.

 

Clark, Frank H.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Vermont
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Frank H. Clark, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally
meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer U.S.S. Vermont.

 

*College, H. H.
Coxswain, U.S. Navy
Naval Air Station (Fromentine, France)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Coxswain H. H. College, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service as coxswain of one of the sailing launches at the naval air station, Fromentine, France. Coxswain College displayed a remarkable spirit of devotion to duty. Due to necessary exposure, he contracted pneumonia and died.

 

Crenshaw, Arthur
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Prairie
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Arthur Crenshaw, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Prairie.

 

Crose, William M.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. North Dakota
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain William M. Crose, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. North Dakota in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Cummings, Damon E.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Shawmut
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander Damon E. Cummings, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as executive officer of the U.S.S. Shawmut, engaged in laying mine barrage in North Sea.

 

Dayton, John H.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Michigan
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain John H. Dayton, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Michigan in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Dibrell, Aquilla G.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commander, Navy Submarine Service
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander Aquilla G. Dibrell, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service as a commanding officer of submarines engaged in patrolling the United States Atlantic Coast.

 

Dickson, George L.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, US 0-3
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander George L. Dickson, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of
the U.S. 0-3, operating against enemy submarines off the Atlantic coast of the United States.

 

Emmet, Robert R. M.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Executive Officer, U.S.S. Canonicus
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander Robert R. M. Emmet, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as executive officer of the U.S.S. Canonicus engaged in laying mine barrage in North Sea.

 

Evans, Franck T.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. May
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Franck T. Evans, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the U.S.S.
May and later off the U. S. Naval Aviation Station at Pauillac, France.

 

Flowers, Frank
Chief Commissary Steward, U.S. Navy
U.S.S. Leviathan
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Chief Commissary Steward Frank Flowers, U.S. Navy, for distinguished and meritorious service on board the U.S.S. Leviathan. Flowers started the mess organization, and had charge of the training of the personnel of the commissary department; in addition, the refitting of the galleys, cold
storage, and working out the system of feeding the troops devolved upon him. He inaugurated a system which was adopted as a standard for the entire transport service. His ability, zeal, devotion, and experience helped build up an efficient commissary system which was little changed during the entire war.

 

Forgus, Harry H.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Quinnegaugh
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander Harry H. Forgus, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as executive officer of the U.S.S. Quinnebaug engaged in laying mine barrage in North Sea.

 

Frazer, Hugh Carroll
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, Submarine
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander Hugh Carroll Frazer, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service as a commanding officer of submarines engaged in patrolling the United States Atlantic Coast.
Other Award:
Medal of Honor (Vera Cruz, Mexico)

 

Friedell, Wilhelm L.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Commander, US Naval Submarine Forces (Europe)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander Wilhelm L. Friedell, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in command of the U. S. Naval Submarine Forces in European Waters.

 

Gelm, George E.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Kearsarge
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain George E. Gelm, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Kearsarge in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Gilmer, William W.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. South Carolina
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain William W. Gilmer, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. South Carolina.

 

Gilmore, Morris D.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, Submarines
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander Morris D. Gilmore, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service as a commanding officer of submarines engaged in patrolling the United States Atlantic Coast.

 

Greig, Stuart O.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, US Submarine K-6
Date Of Action:
October, 1917

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander Stuart O. Greig, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the U.S. Submarine K-6, which proceeded from Halifax to Ponta Delgada in October 1917, under its own power, arrived there ready for immediate service and was engaged in the hazardous and exacting duty of patrolling the waters in the vicinity of Azores until the Armistice.

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Haas, Walter S.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. N-7
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander Walter S. Haas, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service as a commanding officer of the U.S.S. N-7, engaged in patrolling the United States Atlantic Coast.

 

Haines, Gordon W.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Executive Officer, U.S.S. Canandaigua
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander Gordon W. Haines, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Executive officer of the U.S.S. Canandaigua, engaged in laying the Mine Barrage in the North Sea.

 

Hanson, Edward W.
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Dale
Date Of Action:
Summer, 1917

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) Edward W. Hanson, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally distinguished service in the line of his profession in command of the U.S.S. Dale in making the trip of 11,000 miles from Manila, P. I., to Gibraltar, under very unfavorable weather conditions, the southwest monsoon being then at its height,
and arriving in the Mediterranean with his vessel in readiness for immediate participation in the operations against enemy submarines in the Mediterranean and later in the Atlantic.

 

Hardaway, Corwin P.
Seaman, U.S. Navy
U.S.S. Olympia
Date Of Action:
August 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Seaman Corwin P. Hardaway, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty. While serving on the U.S.S. Olympia, Seaman Hardaway was detailed for service with the British forces in Northern Russia. On August 29, 1918, he was sent back to Sitskoe alone with dispatches, accomplishing a long march successfully under trying conditions, and at times practically within the enemy's lines.

 

Hein, Herbert R.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, Submarine Patrol
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander Herbert R. Hein, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service as a commanding officer of submarines engaged in patrolling the United States Atlantic coast.

 

Hicks, Donald M.
Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
U.S.S. Olympia
Date Of Action:
August, 1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Ensign Donald M. Hicks, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for distinguished service in the line of his profession while attached to the U.S.S. Olympia, accompanying the north Russia expeditionary forces, in command of
a detachment of seamen operating on shore, where he took a conspicuously courageous part in all the fighting and marching encountered by the force of which he formed a part.

 

Hodapp, John D. P.
Lieutenant Commander (SC), U.S. Navy
Supply Officer, Destroyer Division
Date Of Action:
Summer, 1917

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander (SC) John D. P. Hodapp, U.S.
Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as supply officer of the Destroyer Division, which made the trip from Manila, P.I., to Gibraltar in the summer of 1917.

 

Howard, William L.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Pennsylvania
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Rear Admiral William L. Howard, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Pennsylvania in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Hutchison, Benjamin F.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Kansas
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Benjamin F. Hutchison, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer U.S.S. Kansas.

 

James, Charles M.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Executive Officer, U.S.S. Seranac
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander Charles M. James, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as executive officer of the U.S.S. Saranac, engaged in laying mine barrage in North Sea.

 

Keranen, Emil A.
Boatswain's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
U.S.S. Olympia
Date Of Action:
August 1918 - February 1919

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Boatswain's Mate Second Class Emil A. Keranen, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty. While serving on the U.S.S. Olympia, Boatswain's Mate Keranen was detailed for service with the British forces in northern Russia, from August, 1918, to February, 1919. He commanded a gun section and did good work under extremely trying weather conditions in advanced positions before defenses were made. Boatswain's Mate Keranen showed marked gallantry in action.

 

Kimball, Lucian F.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Executive Officer, U.S.S. San Francisco
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander Lucian F. Kimball, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as executive officer of the U.S.S. San Francisco, engaged in laying mine barrage in North Sea.

 

Kittelle, Summer E. W.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Georgia
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Summer E. W. Kittelle, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Georgia, in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Landenberger, George
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Indiana
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain George Landenberger, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Indiana, in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Latimer, Julian L.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Rhode Island
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Julian L. Latimer, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Rhode Island, in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Laws, George W.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Michigan
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain George W. Laws, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as head of department of seamanship, U. S. Naval Academy, and later as commanding officer U.S.S. Michigan, in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Lyon, Frank
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Prometheus
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Frank Lyon, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Prometheus, in the train of the U. S. Atlantic Fleet and in command of target practice base.

 

Mann, Joseph R., Jr.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. N-4
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander Joseph R. Mann, Jr., U.S. Navy, for distinguished service as a commanding officer of the U.S.S. N-4 engaged in patrolling the United States Atlantic coast.

 

Marvell, George R.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Louisiana
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain George R. Marvell, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer U.S.S. Louisiana.

 

McLean, Ridley
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. New Hampshire
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Ridley McLean, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer, U.S.S. New Hampshire, and as chief of staff of the commander of Battleship Force 1, Atlantic Fleet.

 

McNeely, Robert W.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Ohio
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Robert W. McNeely, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Ohio in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

McWhorter, Ernest D.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, US Submarine K-5
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander Ernest D. McWhorter, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility in command of the U. S. submarine K-5 and of Submarine Division 4, making a voyage from the United States port to Ponta Delgada, Azores Islands, in very bad weather. Subsequently, as a division commander, he brought five submarines from the Pacific coast to the Atlantic. Later he took the Alert and three submarines to Ponta Delgada, and from that port returned to Bermuda with these submarines. He picked up a fourth submarine, and proceeded to San Pedro on the Pacific coast. The above constitutes a
very unusual record of deep-sea voyages in winter weather with small submarines.

 

Meyers, George J.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Michigan
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander George J. Meyers, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Michigan in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Mills, Schuyler
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. AL-10
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander Schuyler Mills, U.S. Navy, for distinguished and heroic service in command of the U.S.S. AL-10, on patrol duty in the war zone.

 

Moody, Roscoe C.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Maine
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Roscoe C. Moody, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as Head of the Department of Mathematics at the U. S. Naval Academy, and later as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Maine in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Morton, James P.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Kentucky
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain James P. Morton, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Kentucky in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Nulton, Louis
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Pennsylvania
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Louis Nulton, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commandant of midshipmen, U. S. Naval Academy, and later as commanding officer U.S.S. Pennsylvania, in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Pence, Harry L.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Executive Officer, U.S.S. Texas
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander Harry L. Pence, U.S. Navy, for distinguished services in the line of his profession as acting executive officer of the U.S.S. Texas of the sixth division, battleship fleet operating in the war zone.

 

Pettengill, George T.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Executive Officer, U.S.S. Wyoming
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain George T. Pettengill, U.S. Navy, for distinguished services in the line of his profession as executive officer of the U.S.S. Wyoming of the sixth division, battleship fleet operating in the war zone.

 

Picking, Sherwood
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. 0-10
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander Sherwood Picking, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commander of the U.S.S. 0-10, making passage to the Azores and operating in European waters against
enemy submarines.

 

Price, Henry B.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Dixie
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Henry B. Price, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Dixie and temporarily senior officer of the U.S. naval forces on the coast of Ireland.

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Reeves, Joseph M.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Maine
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Joseph M. Reeves, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Maine, in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Reifsnider, Laurence F.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. O-5
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander Laurence F. Reifsnider, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commander of the U.S.S. 0-5, making passage to the Azores and operating in European waters against enemy submarines.

 

Reno, Walter E.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Chauncey
Date Of Action:
Summer, 1917

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Walter E. Reno, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally distinguished service in the line of his profession in command of the U.S.S. Chauncey in making the trip of 11,000 miles from Manila, P. I., to Gibraltar, under very unfavorable weather conditions, the southwest monsoon being then at its height, and arriving in the Mediterranean with his vessel in readiness for immediate participation in the operations against enemy submarines in the Mediterranean and later in the Atlantic.

 

Robinson, Ernest F.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces)
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Nero
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander Ernest F. Robinson, U.S. Navy (Reserve Forces), for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Nero engaged in the important and hazardous duty of transporting coal from Cardiff to French ports through the zone infested by submarines and mines.

 

Robinson, Francis M.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Executive Officer, U.S.S. Baltimore
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander Francis M. Robinson, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as executive officer of the U.S.S. Baltimore, engaged in laying mine barrage in North Sea.

 

Rood, George A.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. AL-1
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander George A. Rood, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in command of the AL-1. While en route from Newport to the Azores his submarine was separated from the escort and other submarines of the squadron, leaving him without a rendezvous. He thereupon proceeded to his destination successfully, assuming the great responsibility of starting a 1,700-mile Atlantic Ocean run in winter weather in a submarine of a class that had never been considered reliable for service of this character.

 

Schuyler, Garret L.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Naval Railway Battery (France)
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander Garret L. Schuyler, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession and for valor under fire in connection with the erection and administration of the 14-inch naval railway battery in France, both in the preliminary stages of preparation at the rear and later in the actual operation of the guns at the front in action with the enemy.

 

Senn, Thomas J.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. North Dakota
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Thomas J. Senn, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. North Dakota, in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Shoup, Aubrey K.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Executive Officer, U.S.S. Aroostook
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander Aubrey K. Shoup, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as executive officer of the U.S.S. Aroostook, engaged in laying mine barrage in North Sea.

 

Stapler, John T. G.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, Division 8, Submarines
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander John T. G. Stapler, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commander of Division Eight, Submarines, operating on the Atlantic coast during the war.

 

Stewart, Ralph R.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Decatur
Date Of Action:
Summer, 1917

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Ralph R. Stewart, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally distinguished service in the line of his profession in command of the U.S.S. Decatur in making the trip of 11,000 miles from Manila, P. I., to Gibraltar, under very unfavorable weather conditions, the southwest monsoon being then at its height, and arriving in the Mediterranean with his vessel in readiness for immediate participation in the operations against enemy submarines in the Mediterranean and later in the Atlantic.

 

Stickney, Herman Osman
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Vermont
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Herman Osman Stickney, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Vermont in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Stone, George L. P., Sr.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Missouri
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain George L. P. Stone, Sr., U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Missouri in the Atlantic Fleet, and later of the Receiving Ship at New York. 

Symington, Powers A.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Flag Lieutenant, Cruister and Transport Force
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Powers A. Symington, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as flag lieutenant of Cruiser and Transport Force.

 

Thompson, Terry B.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Bainbridge
Date Of Action:
Summer, 1917

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander Terry B. Thompson, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally distinguished service in the line of his profession in command of the U.S.S. Bainbridge in making the trip of 11,000 miles from Manila, P.
I., to Gibraltar, under very unfavorable weather conditions, the southwest monsoon being then at its height, and arriving in the Mediterranean with his vessel in readiness for immediate participation in the operations against enemy submarines in the Mediterranean and later in the Atlantic.

 

Timmons, John W.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Executive Officer, U.S.S. Texas
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain John W. Timmons, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Executive Officer of the U.S.S. Texas of the Sixth Division Battleship Fleet operating in the War Zone.

 

Tompkins, John T.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Illinois
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain John T. Tompkins, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Illinois in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Tozer, Charles M.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Buffalo
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Charles M. Tozer, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in command of the U.S.S. Buffalo (repair ship) in the war zone.

 

Traut, Frederick A.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Illinois
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Frederick A. Traut, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Illinois in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Trayer, James S.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Sonoma
Date Of Action:
Winter, 1917-1918

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant James S. Trayer, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the U.S.S.
Sonoma in assisting icebound vessels in the winter of 1917-18; in constant and efficient attendance on the mine-laying squadron; and for valuable and seamanlike assistance under very difficult circumstances, in connection with the loss of the British ship Huntscliff.

 

Trever, George Al
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. O-5
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander George Al Trever, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of
the U.S.S. 0-5, operating against enemy submarines off the Atlantic coast of the United States.

 

Van de Carr, James C.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. AL-10
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander James C. Van de Carr, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in command of the AL-10. While en route from Newport to the Azores, the submarine which he commanded was separated from the escort and the other submarines of the squadron, leaving him without a rendezvous. He thereupon proceeded to destination successfully, assuming the great responsibility of starting a 1,700-mile Atlantic Ocean run in winter weather and in a submarine of a class that had never been considered reliable under such conditions. He later performed creditable submarine patrol service within the war zone.

 

Watson, Adolphus E.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Executive Officer, U.S.S. Florida
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Adolphus E. Watson, U.S. Navy, for distinguished services in the line of his profession as executive officer of the U.S.S. Florida of the sixth division, battleship fleet operating in the war zone.

 

Watson, Edward H.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Alabama
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Edward H. Watson, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Alabama in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Wettengel, Ivan C.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Wisconsin
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Ivan C. Wettengel, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Wisconsin in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Williams, Yancey S.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Executive Officer, U.S.S. Delaware
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Yancey S. Williams, U.S. Navy, for distinguished services in the line of his profession as executive officer of the U.S.S. Delaware of the Sixth Division, Battleship Fleet operating in the war zone.

 

Wood, Spencer S.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Oklahoma
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Spencer S. Wood, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Oklahoma in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Wood, Valentine
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Executive Officer, Submarine Chaser Unit
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Valentine Wood, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as executive officer and navigator of sub chasers operating in the Adriatic and as hunt commander of chasers on barrage. Also as instructor of chaser officers.

 

Woodward, Clark H.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Executive Officer, U.S.S. New York
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Clark H. Woodward, U.S. Navy, for distinguished services in the line of his profession as executive officer of the U.S.S. New York of the Sixth Division, Battleship Fleet operating in the war zone.

 

Woodward, Douglas C.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
U.S.S. Yankton
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Douglas C. Woodward, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession attached to the U.S.S. Yankton in the waters of northern Russia, and especially for heroic conduct in command of an expedition composed of volunteers from the U.S.S. Yankton for service with the allied lines of communication in the Murman Railway. This expedition was the principle means of supply of an isolated allied detachment which was constantly under fire. During these operations the detachment under Lieutenant Woodward was
engaged with Bolshevik forces on several occasions.

 

Wurtsbaugh, Daniel W.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Nebraska
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Daniel W. Wurtsbaugh, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Nebraska, in the Atlantic Fleet.

 

Ziegemeier, Henry J.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Virginia
Date Of Action:
World War I

Citation:
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Henry J. Ziegemeier, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Virginia in the Atlantic Fleet.

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