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William S. Sims

Photograph of Rear Admiral Sims, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces in European Waters during World War I
Title: Rear Admiral William S. Sims, USN
Description: Promoted to Vice Admiral in May of 1917 and Rear Admiral in December of 1918, Sims is best known for commanding American naval forces in Europe during World War I. Sims played a crucial role in the implementation of a convoy system to protect Allied shipping from German U-boats. He is credited with helping to establish harmonious relations between the U.S. and British navies during the war.
Catalog #: NH 2839
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