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William W. Kennison (28 February 1828 - ) was an officer in the United States Navy.

Biography[]

Born in Massachusetts, Kennison was appointed Acting Master's Mate 28 August 1861. During the American Civil War he was promoted to Volunteer Lieutenant for gallant conduct in action between the CSS Virginia and the USS Cumberland 7 March 1862. Following the war, he was honorably discharged 4 May 1866, but was reappointed Acting Master 20 August 1866. His final muster out date was 16 November 1868.

Namesake[]

USS Kennison (DD-138) was named for him.

References[]

This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
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