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Ivan Ernest Bass, American naval officer. Awarded medals Spanish-American War, Philippine Campaign, World War I, Yangtze Patrol, American Defense, World World War II; special commendation from Navy Department for service during World War I.

Background

Bass, Ivan Ernest was born on July 29, 1877 in Carley, Mississippi, United States. Son of Isaac E. and Mary Eliza (Wilkes) Bass.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1901.

Career

Commissioned ensign, 1903, advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1934. Engineer officer Navy Yard, Boston, 1917-1920, Navy Yard, New York, 1920-1923. Assistant to chief Bureau Engineering, 1929-1931.

Fleet engineer United States Asiatic Fleet, 1931-1934. Naval inspector machinery Newport News Ship Building & Dry Dock Company (Virginia), 1934-1939. General inspector machinery Bureau Engineering, senior member Compensation Board, United States Navy Department, 1939-1941.

Retired, 1941; member compensation board, Navy Department, 1942-1944. Senior member Contract Settlement Review Board, Bureau Ships, Navy Department, 1944-1947. Returned to inactive duty 1947.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: History of Esau Bass (Review Soldier), Hos Brother Jonathan, and Their Descendants, 1955. Thomas Wilkes (circa 1735-1809) and His Descendants, 1965.

Membership

Member Compensation Board, United States Navy Department, 1939-1941. Member compensation board, Navy Department, 1942-1944. Member Contract Settlement Review Board, Bureau Ships, Navy Department, 1944-1947.

Member of the United States Naval Institute. Member National, Mississippi genealogical societies, Institute American Geneaology. Clubs: Army and Navy Country (Washington).

Connections

Married Florence Victoria Bouche, November 26, 1915.

father:
Isaac E. Bass

mother:
Mary Eliza (Wilkes) Bass

spouse:
Florence Victoria Bouche