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Ingram Cecil Sowell, American naval officer. Awarded Navy Cross, Nicaragua, Mexican Campaign medals (World War I); Victory medal, World World War World War II. Member Veterans of Foreign Wars.


Sowell, Ingram Cecil was born on August 3, 1889 in Lawrence burg, Tennessee, United States. Son of Henry Bascomb and Eustatia (Goodloe) Sowell.


Columbia Military Academy, 1906-1908. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1912. Graduated from the United States Naval War College, 1935.


Passed midshipman, 1912 and advanced through the grades to rear admiral, September 1942. Served in armored cruisers, 1912-1916. Student, Submarine School, New London, Connecticut, 1917, Submarine K-2, 1917.

Commanded United States Ship L-2, 1918, United States Ship S-3, 1919, United States Ship 49, 1921-1924. Navy Department, 1920-1921. Instructor Naval Academy, 1925-1937.

Commanded United States Ship Henshaw and United States Ship Wasmuth, 1927-1930. Recruit training officer, Great Lakes Training Station, 1930-1932. Commanded Submarine Division Four, 1932-1934.

Student, Senior War College, 1934-1935. Navy Department, 1935-1936. Executive officer, United States Ship New Orleans, 1936-1938.

Training station, San Diego, 1938-1939. Commanded United States Ship Concord, 1940-1942. Commandant United States Naval Training Station, Farragut, Idaho, 1942-1943.

Commandant Activity Northern 1, Navy Northern 138, overseas, since April, 1943.


Member Veterans of Foreign Wars.


Married Frances Jack, April. Children: Mary Ellen (Mistress.

Henry Bascomb Sowell

Eustatia (Goodloe) Sowell

Frances Jack

Mary Ellen (Mrs Sowell