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Stirling, Yates, 1872-1948



  • Existence: 1872 - 1948

Stirling Yates Jr. was born on April 30, 1872 in California. He wasa decorated and controversial rear admiral in the United States Navy whose 44-year career spanned from several years before the Spanish–American War to the mid-1930s. He was awarded the Navy Cross and French Legion of Honor for distinguished service during World War One. Yates was an outspoken advocate of American sea power as a strong deterrent to war and to protect and promote international commerce. During Stirling's naval career and following retirement, he was a frequent lecturer, newspaper columnist and author of numerous books and articles, including his memoirs "Sea Duty: The Memoirs of a Fighting Admiral." Yates died on January 27, 1948.

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Yates Stirling Jr. typescripts

Identifier: MS-357
Overview Stirling Yates (1872-1948), rear admiral in US Navy and writer. The collection contains typescripts, with handwritten notations, of his books "Sea duty," published in 1939 and "How to be a naval officer," published in 1940.