RALPH M. GRISWOLD, CAPT, USN
Ralph Griswold '02
Date of birth: August 8, 1881
Date of death: January 20, 1929
From the 1902 Lucky Bag:
In the 1915 Navy Directory he is listed as a Lieutenant and navigator of USS San Diego.
He was commanding officer of USS Colorado (Cruiser No. 7) for some portion of 1916.
In the Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1929 he is listed as Commander, Destroyer Squadron 9, Scouting Fleet. The Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1930 gives his date of death but no other information. The 1929 Navy Directory lists his flagship as USS Dallas.
From Home of Heroes:
Griswold, Ralph M.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Kroonland
Date Of Action: World War I
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander Ralph M. Griswold, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Kroonland, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of transporting and escorting troops and supplies to European ports through waters infested with enemy submarines and mines.