From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Alfred Ede '09

Date of birth: July 4, 1887

Date of death: March 25, 1915

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1909 Lucky Bag:


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Alfred was lost when USS F-4 (SS 23) during a test dive off of Honolulu. He was the commissioning commanding officer; all 21 officers and crew aboard were lost.

F-4 was the first commissioned submarine of the US Navy to be lost at sea.

Alfred was survived by his wife; he is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Class of 1909

Alfred is one of 9 members of the Class of 1909 on Virtual Memorial Hall.