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|Thomas Jefferson Cowie was born 15 February 1857 at Montezuma, Iowa, and served as engineer's yeoman in Alliance from 8 January 1877 to 19 October 1878, then enlisted in the Navy 21 October 1878 at Constantinople. He was commissioned as assistant paymaster from 16 June 1880, rising to the rank of Rear Admiral and the position of Paymaster General and Chief of the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts 1 July 1910. He was awarded the Navy Cross for his valuable services in connection with the Liberty Loans of World War I. Retired from the Navy 15 February 1921, he was ordered to special duty in charge of the Navy Liberty Loan section of the Navy Allotment Office in March 1921, and in June 1923 was ordered to additional duty as secretary-treasurer of the Navy Mutual Aid Association, a position which he held until his death 16 July 1936 in Washington, D.C. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
|Artist's conception of the Cowie as she appeared in World War II by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.
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|Ship's sponsors at the launching ceremonies at Boston Navy Yard on September 27 1941. Miss Elizabeth Harwood Royal sponsor of the USS Knight, RADM W. T. Tarrant, Navy Yard Commandant and Mrs. Ethel Cowie Robinson sponsor for the USS Cowie.
|Launching September 27 1941 at Boston Navy Yard. Leslie Jones Collection, Boston Public Library.
|January 22 1943 at New York Navy Yard.
|USS Cowie (DD-632) January 23 1943, USN/ONI photo, location not stated.
|Leaving San Francisco in March 1972 under town to a breaker's yard in the Far East.
LCDR Charles Jonathan Whiting Jun 1 1942 - Aug 25 1943 CDR Ralph Clarence Johnson Aug 25 1943 - Jan 2 1945 (Later RADM) LCDR Thomas Milton Foster Jan 2 1945 - Oct 31 1945
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