Lot 35: [U.S. NAVAL] Augustin T. Beauregard (1885-1951)

East Coast Books

March 15, 2018
Wells, ME, US

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Description: [U.S. NAVAL] Augustin T. Beauregard (1885-1951) Member of the staff at Pacific Fleet 1916-1917. Naval Aide to the President of Uruguay during his visit to the U.S. in 1918. Naval Aide to President Hoover on his South American tour 1928-1929. Naval Attache in Paris, then Madrid 1934-1936. Chief of the U.S. Naval Mission to Brazil 1939-1941. Rear Admiral in April 1941. Naval Attache in Rio de Janiero 1941-1942. Retired in November 1942. Decorations included the Legion of Merit. Offered here is a Navy Department, 1919, document sent to the Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Hazelwood re: Lieut. Commander Ellsworth Davis, signed by Beauregard. Ellsworth Davis led a Marine squad in 1914 when U.S. troops stormed and occupied Vera Cruz during the Mexican Revolution. Ellsworth "Dave" Davis [1892-1946] American naval officer. He served on the U.S.S. Florida as a signal officer, official uniform inspector and flag lieutenant. During the U.S. occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico on April 1914, Davis led a company onshore and overtook the town's postal service building. In addition to his service on the U.S.S. Florida, Davis served in the Mediterranean and off of the U.S. Atlantic Coast on the Brooklyn and the Fairfax. He was commanding officer of the USS Fairfax from 1934 to 1936. The Fairfax was a Wickes-class destroyer in the United States Navy during the World War I, later transferred to the Royal Navy as HMS Richmond (G88), as a Town class destroyer. The Fairfax took part in the Presidential Review taken by Franklin D. Roosevelt in San Diego in March 1933, and then sailed for the East coast, where she continued her reserve training duty. She also patrolled in Cuban waters, and in the summers of 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, and 1940 sailed out of Annapolis training midshipmen of the Naval Academy. Between October 1935 and March 1937, she served with the Special Service Squadron out of Coco Solo and Balboa, Canal Zone, operating primarily on the Atlantic side of the Canal Zone. Normal age wear..
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