Captain William L. Ware,
An Inventory of His Collection in the Navy Department Library
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|Repository:||Navy Department Library|
|Creator:||William L. Ware, 1922-1992|
|Title:||William L. Ware Collection|
|Abstract:||Scrapbooks and personal data documenting the naval career of Captain Ware from his graduation from the US Naval Academy in 1922 to his retirement in 1953.|
William L. Ware was born at Norfolk, Virginia, on 19 July 1902. He entered the US Naval Academy on 19 July 1918 and graduated on 3 June 1922. After receiving his commission, Ware served on various ships including USS Wyoming, USS Case, USS S-19, and USS Florida before assuming command of USS O-3. He served on USS New York when that ship represented the United States of America at the Coronation of King George VI of Great Britain. He was in command of USS Kaula when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Ware spent most of World War II on board USS Shasta serving as her executive officer before taking command of that ship on 16 August 1943. His last command was USS Mount McKinley. He retired from active service in 1953. Captain Ware died at New Orleans on 21 January 1992.
The collection consists of three scrapbooks along with personal data, service record and miscellaneous diplomas and certificates.
The collection is unarranged; personal data and certificates have been placed in folders.
|Personal Data and Service Record|
|Certificates and Diplomas|
Restrictions on Use
Manuscripts are unavailable for loan and must be consulted in the library. Photocopying of manuscripts is generally prohibited, though the use of digital cameras by researchers to reproduce non-copyrighted materials is permitted. Permission to photocopy a limited number of pages may be granted by the reference staff, contingent upon the physical state of items. All photocopying of materials shall be done by the reference staff, or under their close supervision. The use of personal scanners by non-library staff personnel must be approved by the reference staff on a document-by-document basis (Reference: Naval History and Heritage Command Instruction [NAVHISTCENTINST] 5070.1C.).
This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7)
USS New York (BB-34)
Cite as: Historical Manuscripts, Navy Department Library, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, DC, William L. Ware Collection.
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Thomas Wildenberg in October 2004.