Rear Admiral Ralph Randolph Wormeley, Royal Navy, (Ret), in spite of his excellent record on active service at sea failed to advance in the Royal Navy, in spite of impeccable family connections, because of liberal beliefs, premature in one of his class and station. He was at home in three worlds; America, England, and France, and knew the best in all three. He reconciled in his person the paradoxes of being American-born but fighting for the enemy and being a born aristocrat but espousing unpopular courses favoring the unfortunate. His achievements have lain long in the archives; they deserve a second hearing today.
Browne, Howard S.
"Admiral Ralph Randolph Wormeley,"
Newport History: Vol. 56:
192, Article 2.
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