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Naval officer

William Turnbull Burwell, American naval officer.

Background

Burwell, William Turnbull was born on July 19, 1846 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States. Son of Armistead B. and Priscilla Withers (Manlove) Burwell.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1866.

Career

Promoted ensign, April 1868, master, March 26, 1869, Lieutenant, March 21, 1870, lieutenant commander, September 1885, commander, July 3, 1894, captain, November 29, 1900, rear admiral, June 6, 1906. Served in various stas and commands. Commanded Wheeling, May 31, 1898, to May 1900, Puget Sound Naval Station, 1900-1902.

Commanding Oregon, 1902-1904, Independence, November 1904. Commandant Navy Yard, Puget Sound, 1905.

Connections

Married Miss Bradford.

father:
Armistead B. Burwell

mother:
Priscilla Withers (Manlove) Burwell

spouse:
Miss Bradford.