Charles S. Sperry graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1886. He was CO of the USS Yorktown in 1898, and senior officer of the southern squadron of the Asiatic Fleet. He served as president of the Naval War College, 1903-1906. As CIC of the U.S. Battle Fleet, he led the Great White Fleet during its cruise around the world in 1908-1909. He retired from the Navy in 1909 and died in 1911.
From the description of Papers, 1908. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 754110341
Naval officer and diplomat.
From the description of Papers of Charles S. Sperry, 1862-1912 (bulk 1900-1911). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455789
From the description of Papers of Charles S. Sperry, 1899. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014439
1847, Sept. 3
Born, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Graduated, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. Duty in USS Sacramento
Duty in USS Kearsarge
Duty in storeship Supply
Duty in USS Worcester, North Atlantic Squadron
Duty at U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
Married Edith Marcy
Duty in USS Richmond
Executive officer, USS Quinnebaug, European Station
Duty at U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
Executive officer, USS Chicago, South Atlantic Station
Duty in Bureau of Ordnance, Navy Department, Washington, D.C.
Ordnance officer, Navy Yard, New York, N.Y
Commander, USS Yorktown, Philippines
Duty in Bureau of Equipment, Navy Department, Washington,
Commander, USS New Orleans, Asiatic Station
Senior officer, Southern Squadron, Asiatic Station
President, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
Promoted to rear admiral
Delegate, International Conference on the Revision of the
Geneva Convention of August 22, 1864, for treatment of the sick and wounded
U.S. naval delegate, Second Hague Conference
Commander in chief of the Battle Fleet, cruise around the
Senior member, Board on Revision of Navy Regulations Retired
1911, Feb. 1
Died, Washington, D.C
From the guide to the Charles S. Sperry Papers, 1862-1912, (bulk 1900-1911), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)