From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Edward Moale, Jr. '87

Date of birth: September 10, 1866

Date of death: October 23, 1903

Age: 37

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

Edward Moale, Jr. was admitted to the Naval Academy from Montana on June 17, 1882 at age 15 years 8 months.


From Wikipedia:

Moale born at Little Rock, Arkansas, 10 September 1866, was appointed a naval cadet in 1882 and commissioned an ensign, 1 July 1889. As an officer on board gunboat Helena in 1898, he took part in operations against Spanish land and naval forces at Santiago de Cuba, including the naval battle of 3 July. Helena subsequently sailed east, around the Cape of Good Hope, and across the Indian Ocean to the Philippines.

There, Lieutenant Moale participated in operations, off northern Luzon, to assist the U.S. Army during the Philippine-American War, 1890–1900.

Lt. Moale later served on the Scindia, San Francisco, Chicago, and Brooklyn.

He died 23 October 1903, at Baltimore, Maryland, from illness contracted during land operations in the Cagayan Valley (Philippines) swamps in 1899.

Edward is buried in the Naval Academy Cemetery.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Naval Cadet, 17 June, 1882. Ensign, 1 July, 1889. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, 4 June, 1897. Lieutenant, 3 March, 1899.


USS Moale (DD 693) was named for Edward; the ship was sponsored by his daughter-in-law.

Class of 1887

Edward is one of 2 members of the Class of 1887 on Virtual Memorial Hall.