From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Edmund Loomis '75

Date of birth: 1853

Date of death: November 24, 1877

Age: ~24

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

Edmund Underwood Loomis was admitted to the Naval Academy from Maryland on October 1, 1872 at age 21 years 3 months.


Edmund was lost on November 24, 1877 when USS Huron (1875) went aground and then wrecked in heavy weather off Nags Head, North Carolina. Ninety-seven other officers and men were also lost.


From Army & Navy Journal on December 1, 1877:

Cadet Engineer Loomis was born in Pennsylvania, but entered the Naval Academy at Annapolis from the State of Maryland, Oct 1, 1872, and was graduated with his class June 21, 1875. He was in all respects a steady young man, standing well in his studies and duties, and winning the respect both of his classmates and superior officers. Loomis was over six feet in height, of large build, a fine, open countenance, blue eyes and light hair. He was about twenty-four years old.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Cadet Engineer Naval Academy, 1 October, 1872. Graduated 21 June, 1875. Lost on the Huron, 24 November, 1877.

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George Ryan '61, Sydney Simons '67, Lambert Palmer '68, James Wight '71, Walter French '71, and Frederick Danner '74 were also lost when Huron was wrecked.

Class of 1875

Edmund is one of 4 members of the Class of 1875 on Virtual Memorial Hall.