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Operational Archives Branch
Naval Historical Center
805 Kidder Breese Street SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060


Papers of Rear Admiral
Spencer S. Wood,
1882-1940



Scope and Content Note

Rear Admiral Spencer Wood's career included duty with the Asiatic Fleet from 1889 to 1891 and in the Hawaiian area in 1893 and 1894. He commanded Dupont during the Spanish-American War, and from 1905 to 1908 was aide to Admiral of the Navy George Dewey. He was commanding officer of several battleships, spent two years as a member of the General Board between 1915 and 1917, was Commandant of the First Naval District in 1918-1919, and served asCommander Cruiser Division One operating in the Honduras area during 1920 and 1921.

This collection consists of personal journals maintained by Wood throughout his naval career and following his retirement in 1921. In addition to a narrative of his activities, these journals include some press clippings and correspondence.


Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Papers of Spencer S. Wood, Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.


Extent

3 cubic feet


8 July 2003