From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Benjamin Barthalow '00

Date of birth: February 6, 1878

Date of death: August 18, 1920

Age: 42

Lucky Bag

From the 1900 Lucky Bag:


Unable to find any details of Benjamin's loss. He was commanding officer of the Mare Island station ship; the Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1921 gives only his date of death and "San Francisco, California."

He is buried in Ohio.


He was the commissioning commanding officer of USS Santa Teresa (ID 3804) in November 1918. Earlier in the year he was commanding officer of USS Lenape (ID 2700).

Benjamin was then the commissioning commanding officer of USS Smith Thompson (DD 212) from December 1919 to January 1920

Navy Cross

From Hall of Valor:

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander Benjamin Grady Barthalow, United States Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. LENAPE, engaged in the important, exacting, and hazardous duty of transporting and escorting troops and supplies through waters infested with enemy submarines and mines during World War I.

Service: Navy
Division: U.S.S. Lenape

Class of 1900

Benjamin is one of 6 members of the Class of 1900 in Memorial Hall.