GEORGE K. ADAMS, ENS, USN
George Adams '68
Date of birth: 1849
Date of death: January 24, 1870
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
George Kossuth Adams was admitted to the Naval Academy from New York on August 1, 1864 at age 15 years 9 months.
George 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.
Midshipman, 1 August, 1864. Graduated 2 June, 1868. Lost on board Oneida, 24 January, 1870.