William Sheffield Cowles

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Rear Admiral William Sheffield Cowles (August 1, 1846 – May 1, 1923) served in the United States Navy.

Life & Career

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Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John J. Knapp
Captain of U.S.S. Topeka
before Jul, 1898[1]
Succeeded by
John A. H. Nickels
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of U.S.S. Missouri
1 Dec, 1903[2] – 22 Nov, 1905[Inference][3]
Succeeded by
Edwin C. Pendleton
Preceded by
Henry N. Manney
Chief of Bureau of Equipment
1906 – 1910
Succeeded by
Position Abolished


  1. List and Station, July 1898. p. 7.
  2. Register of Officers, 1904. p. 8.
  3. Register of Officers, 1905. p. 8.