From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Edmund Egbert '23

Date of birth: August 9, 1901

Date of death: September 25, 1925

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1923 Lucky Bag:


Edmund was lost on September 25, 1925 when USS S-51 (SS 162) was sunk immediately following a collision with the merchant ship SS City of Rome while operating on the surface south of Newport, Rhode Island.

He was one of 36 officers and men aboard the submarine; only three survived.

Edmund is buried in the US Naval Academy Cemetery.

Unable to find next of kin information, but someone representing his estate had a lawsuit against the US Government; the Supreme Court declined to hear it in early 1929.

Class of 1923

Edmund is one of 25 members of the Class of 1923 on Virtual Memorial Hall.