Frank Matteson Bostwick Edit Profile
Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1877.
After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1877 Bostwick served on the Pacific Station, at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, and on the Asiatic Station, until 1898. He served aboard the protected cruiser Charleston during the Spanish–American War in 1898, and in Charleston, and on the gunboats Bennington and Marietta during the Philippine–American War in 1898-1901. Bostwick was navigator and later First Lieutenant of the battleship Oregon from March–October 1901, before taking command of the gunboat Nipsic in October 1901, then the cruiser Philadelphia from May 1904, and the yacht Eagle from September 1904 until September 1906.
He was a Lighthouse Inspector in the 10th District between September 1906 and June 1908, then the commander of the auxiliary cruiser Buffalo from June 1908 until April 1909. From June 1909 to July 1910 he commanded the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, receiving promotion to Captain in 1909, and retired at his own request, with the rank of Commodore, on June 30, 1910.
Served on Pacific station and Navy Yard, Mare Island. California, 1877-1886, 1889-1898. Club: University (Buffalo).
Married Elvira (Gregg) Hartwell, August 14, 1879.