BUTLER Y. RHODES, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Butler Rhodes '03

Date of birth: September 23, 1882

Date of death: November 3, 1924

Age: 42

Lucky Bag

From the 1903 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Butler was lost on November 3, 1924 when he "tripped on a ladder and plunged to the steel floor" of the hold of the supply ship USS Rappahannock (AF 6). The ship was at Vallejo, California at the time.

He was survived by his wife and parents and is buried in Mississippi.

Career

He was temporarily the commanding officer of Baltimore (Cruiser No.3) on four different occasions in 1911, 1912, and 1913.


Class of 1903

Butler is one of 5 members of the Class of 1903 in Memorial Hall.