William Dugald MacDougall – Rear Admiral, United States Navy

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Born at Auburn, New York, June 20, 1868, the son of Clinton Dugald and Eva Sabine MacDougall, he graduted from the United States Naval Academy in 1889.

He was promoted to Ensign, July 1, 1891; Lieutenant (jg), Novemebr 15, 1898; Lieutenant, March 3, 1899; Lieutenant Commander, July 1, 1905; Commander, July 1, 1910; Captain, June 13, 1916. He served aboard the USS San Francisco during the Spanish-American War, 1898; commanded the USS Villalobos, 1905-06; at the Naval War College, Newpost, Rhode Island, 1906; Ordnance Officer, USS Virginia, 1907-08; Navigator, USS Louisiana, 1908-09; Executive Officer, USS New Jersey, 1909-10; Commander, USS Wolverine, 1910; duty withe the General Board, 1910-12; Commander, USS Nashville, 1912-13; USS Mayflower, 1913-14; at Navy War College, 1915; Observatory, 1915-16; Naval Attache, U.S. Embassy, London, September 18, 1916-December 1917; Commander, USS Tacoma and North Carolina during World War I; commander, USS Nevada, 1919-20; duty at the Navy Department, 1920-21; Superintendent, Naval Observatory, 1922-23; promoted to Rear Admiral, June 8, 1923. Commander, Train Squadron One, U.S. Fleet Base Force, June 22, 1925, during the U.S. Fleet cruise to Austrlia and New Zealand; Commandant, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, November 1925; 16th Naval District, Philadelphia, Philippines, November 1928; Commander, Base Force, U.S. Fleet, 1930; Commandant, 5th Naval District, Hampton Bays, Virginia, 1931. He retired on July 1, 1932.

He died on March 5, 1943 and was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery, next to his father. His wife, Charlotte Sackett Stone MacDougall (June 9, 1873-October 29, 1954), is buried with him.

Note:  Two additional relatives of the Admiral, Robert Amedee Bringham, Captain, United States Army, and Robert MacDougall Bringham, Colonel, United States Army, are buried near one another in Section 8 of Arlington National Cemetery.

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MACDOUGALL, WILLIAM D

  • R/ADM US NAVY RET
  • DATE OF DEATH: 03/05/1943
  • BURIED AT: SECTION EAST  SITE 943
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

MAC DOUGALL, CHARLOTTE STONE W/O WILLIAM

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 06/09/1873
  • DATE OF DEATH: 10/29/1954
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 943
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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