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Mark L. Bristol
Born (1868-04-17)April 17, 1868
Died May 13, 1939(1939-05-13) (aged 71)
Place of birth Glassboro, New Jersey
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank US-O10 insignia.svg Admiral
Battles/wars Spanish-American War
Battle of Santiago de Cuba
World War I
Turkish War of Independence

Mark Lambert Bristol (April 17, 1868 – May 13, 1939) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy.


He was born on April 17, 1868, in Glassboro, New Jersey. Bristol graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1887. During the Spanish-American War, he served aboard Texas and participated in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba. From 1901 to 1903, he served as aide to the Commander-in-Chief North Atlantic Fleet. He commanded Oklahoma (BB-37) during World War I.

He served as the United States' High Commissioner in Turkey (1919–1927). His correspondence and other documents he gathered are often cited during discussions on numerous events of that era. In 1927, Rear Admiral Bristol assumed command of the Asiatic Fleet. He helped found the American Hospital in Nişantaşı, İstanbul in 1920, as well as the annexed nursing school which is named after him to this day (Admiral Bristol Nursing School). Bristol served as chairman of the General Board of the United States Navy from 1930 until 1932. He died on May 13, 1939.[1]


Two ships have been named USS Bristol in his honor.[2]


  1. "Admiral Bristol Is Dead In Capital. Earned Distinction in High Positions at Sea and Ashore and in Diplomacy. Commissioner To Turkey. Commended by Hughes for His Work There. Had Headed the Asiatic Fleet". New York Times. May 14, 1939,. Retrieved 2010-12-03. "Rear Admiral Mark L. Bristol, who retired in 1932 after forty-nine years in the Navy, died in the Naval Hospital here today at the age of 71. He entered the hospital on Monday after having undergone an operation at Johns Hopkins Hospital three weeks ago. ..." 
  2. "Two Destroyers are Launched". Associated Press. July 25, 1941.,2253423&dq=mark+lambert+bristol&hl=en. Retrieved 2010-12-03. "The destroyer was named in honor of the late Bear Mark Lambert Bristol who served In the Spanish-American War and the World War after which he was ..." 


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Preceded by
Clarence S. Williams
Commander-in-Chief, United States Asiatic Fleet
9 September 1927–9 September 1929
Succeeded by
Charles B. McVay, Jr.

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