From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Charles Brown '67

Date of birth: 1847

Date of death: January 24, 1870

Age: ~22

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

Charles Eaton Brown was admitted to the Naval Academy from Massachusetts on July 23, 1863 at age 16 years 6 months.


Charles was lost on January 24, 1870 when USS Oneida was sunk following a collision with a British merchant steamer while departing Yokohama harbor, Japan. One hundred twenty-four other officers and men were also lost.

A detailed account of the event is available here.

He is buried in Massachusetts.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Acting Midshipman, 25 July, 1863. Ensign, 18 December, 1868. Lost on board the Oneida, 24 January, 1870.

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Edward Williams '53, William Stewart '61, John Phelan '66, James Cowie '67, Charles Copp '68, James Hull '68, William Uhler '68, George Bower '68, and George Adams '68 were also lost aboard Oneida.

Class of 1867

Charles is one of 5 members of the Class of 1867 in Memorial Hall.