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Nathan Crook Twining, American naval officer. Member of the United States Naval Institute.


Twining, Nathan Crook was born on January 17, 1869 in Boscobel, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Nathan Crook and Mary Jane (Rennie) Twining.


Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1889.


Commissioned ensign United States Navy, July 1, 1891. Lieutenant junior grade, August 2, 1898. Lieutenant, March 3, 1899.

Lieutenant commander, July 1, 1905. Commander, July 1, 1910. Captain July 29, 1915.

Rear admiral (temporary), April 14, 1920. Rear admiral, permanent rank, June 3, 1921. Chief bureau of Ordnance, with rank of rear admiral, June 7, 1911-October 6, 1913, resigned.

Commanding United States Ship Tacoma, October 18, 1913. Attending Naval War College, July 26, 1915-April 2, 1917. Commanding Squadron Two, Patrol Force, Atlantic Fleet, April 5, 1917-July 15, 1917.

Chief of staff to vice admiral commanding United States naval forces in European waters, August, 1917-December 20, 1918. Commanded United States Ship Texas, December 31, 1918-July 15, 1919. Chief of staff to admiral commanding Pacific Fleet, July 16, 1919-July 5, 1921.

Naval attache, American Embassy, London, August 27, 1921-January 31, 1922. Retired January 4, 1923, for physical disability incurred in service. Officer Legion of Honor.

Officer Order of Leopold. Companion of the Bath.


Member of the United States Naval Institute.


Married Caroline Salisbury Baker, April.

Nathan Crook Twining

Mary Jane (Rennie) Twining

Caroline Salisbury Baker