Francis M. Bunce

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Francis M. Bunce (25 December 1836 – 19 October 1901) was a rear admiral of the United States Navy who distinguished himself as a junior officer during the American Civil War (1861–65). He was in command of the North Atlantic Squadron from 1895 to 1897, and while serving as its commander-in-chief played an important role in developing the squadron's and more broadly the U.S. Navy's capability to operate its ships in cohesive tactical naval formations, preparing it for its performance in the Spanish–American War in 1898.

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Francis Marvin Bunce
Born(1836-12-25)25 December 1836
Hartford, Connecticut
Died19 October 1901(1901-10-19) (aged 64)
Hartford, Connecticut
Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Connecticut
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1852–1898
RankRear admiral
Commands held