Sherwoode Ayerst Taffinder Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1906.
Commissioned ensign, United States Navy and advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1940. Served on Asiatic Station, 1906-1909. Pacific, 1909-1913; Atlantic, 1913-1921.
Pacific, 1912-1924; with Naval Mission to Peru, S.A., 1924-1926. Canal Zone, 1928-1930. War College, 1932-1935.
Navy Department, 1936-1939. Chief staff United States Fleet, 1940-1941. Commander Cruiser Division 5, Pacific Fleet, 1941.
Commandant Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, 1942-1943. Appointed vice admiral, commander Service Force Atlantic Fleet, 1944. Commandant 14th Naval District, also Haawaiian Sea frontier, 1945.
Retired vice admiral, 1947.
Clubs: New York Yacht.
Married Margaret Knowlton Brownell, September 28, 1915. Children: Sherwoode Ayerst, Margaret Brownell, Constance De Wolf.