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William Nelson Little. II Edit Profile

Rear Admiral

William Nelson Little, II, American rear admiral. Served two cruises on N. Atlantic Station, one on Asiatic Station.

Background

II, William Nelson Little, was born on December 31, 1852 in Newburgh, New York, United States. Son of of William Nelson and Margaret (Thall) L.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1875.

Career

Commissioned assistant engineer, 1877. Passed assistant engineer, 1886. Lieutenant Commander, 1890.

Chief engineer, 1898. Commander, 1904; captain, 1908. Rear admiral, March 13, 1913.

Retired December 31, 1914.

Membership

Served two cruises on N. Atlantic Station, one on Asiatic Station.

Connections

Married Kate Sewell, of Brooklyn, November 23, 1876.

spouse:
Kate Sewell