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Naval officer

Harold Cecil Train, American naval officer. Member American delegations to 3d, 5th and 6th Preparatory Commissions for Reduction and Limitations of Armaments, Geneva; member American delegation Three Power Naval Conference, Geneva, 1927, London Naval Conference, 1930. One of the United States representatives Dumbarton Oaks Conference, Washington, District of Columbia, 1944.

Background

Train, Harold Cecil was born on October 15, 1887 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of Harry D. and Dora (Langdon) Train.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1909.

Career

Amos T. Hathaway, United States Navy) (deceased), Harriett Cecil (widow of Lieutenant Commander David S. Wilson, United States Navy, deceased), Harry D., II, Jane Bullen (Mistress John R. Flynn). Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1911, and advanced through the grades to rear admiral, 1942. Executive officer, United States Ship Siboney, in transport of troops to Europe, World War I.

Commanded United States Ship Borie and United States Ship Parrott, Asiatic Fleet, also fleet operations officer and aide on staff commander in chief Asiatic Fleet, 1924-1926. Fleet communications officer, staff commander in chief, Battle Fleet, 1930-1931. Tactical officer and aide on staff commander in chief United States Fleet 1931-1932.

Executive officer United States Ship Mississippi, also commanded United States Ship Vestal, 1935-1937. Assistant director officer personnel, 1937-1938, director, 1938-1940. Commanded United States Ship Arizona, 1940-1941.

Chief of staff to commander Battle Force, 1941-1942, with additional duty as assistant chief of staff commander in chief Pacific Fleet, January-March 1942. Director Naval Intelligence, 1942-1943. Commandant 15th Naval District, commander Panama Sea Frontier, and commander Southeast Pacific Force, 1943-1944.

Senior naval member Joint Postwar Committee, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, 1944-1946, retired.

Membership

Member American delegations to 3d, 5th and 6th Preparatory Commissions for Reduction and Limitations of Armaments, Geneva. Member American delegation Three Power Naval Conference, Geneva, 1927, London Naval Conference, 1930. One of the United States representatives Dumbarton Oaks Conference, Washington, District of Columbia, 1944.

Clubs: Army-Navy Country (Arlington, Virginia).

Connections

Married May Philipps, May 25, 1916. Children: Marian Langdon (wife of Captain.

father:
Harry D. Train

mother:
Dora (Langdon) Train

spouse:
May Philipps

child:
Marian Langdon (wife of Capt Train