Cameron Winslow

Cameron Winslow

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Admiral Cameron McRae Winslow (29 July 1854 – 2 January 1932) served in the United States Navy during the Spanish-American War and World War I. A son of Commander Francis Winslow (I) (1818–1862), he was a first cousin once removed of Rear Admiral John A. Winslow, who served in the Civil War (Cameron's father, who also fought in the Civil War, and died of Yellow Fever in 1862 while in command of the USS R. R. Cuyler , was a first cousin of John A. Winslow.)

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Cameron McRae Winslow was born in Washington, D.C.. His older brother was Lt. Francis Winslow (II) USN; his younger brother, Arthur Winslow, was the grandfather of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Lowell. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1874, after which followed years of extensive sea duty. He was married to Theodora Havemeyer (c.1877-1945), one of the many children of sugar baron Theodore A. Havemeyer and Emilie De Loosey Havemeyer. They had a son, Lieutenant Cameron McRae Winslow Jr.

During the 1898 war with Spain, then-Lieutenant Winslow served on board Nashville. He was commended for extraordinary heroism when, on 11 May 1898, he commanded a boat expedition from Nashville and Marblehead which succeeded in cutting two submarine cables off Cienfuegos, Cuba, which linked Cuba with Europe. Despite withering enemy fire from point-blank range, which resulted in a bullet wound to his hand, Winslow retained command throughout the engagement.

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