William Whitman Mead, American naval officer. member Board of Inspection, Mar.
Mead, William Whitman was born on February 8, 1845 in Burlington, Kentucky, United States. Son of Sackett and Anna A.Mead.
Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1865.
Promoted ensign, December, 1866. Advanced through grades to rear admiral, July 1, 1905. Was Lieutenant in command of a steam launch, in 1st day’s fight with Corean forts.
When expedition landed for capture and destruction of the forts commanded light artillery from flagship. Commanded United States Ship Machias during latter part of war with Spain. Commanded United States Ship Brooklyn in spring 1899, United States Ship Philadelphia, February 20, 1900-January 1902.
Member Board of Inspection, March-August 1902. Commandant Naval Training Station, Newport, Rhode Island, September 1902-July 1904, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H., 1904-1907. Retired by operation of law, February 8, 1907.