GEORGE K. BOWER, ENS, USN
George Bower '68
Date of birth: April 10, 1848
Date of death: January 24, 1870
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
George Kremer Bower was admitted to the Naval Academy from Pennsylvania on September 26, 1864 at age 16 years 5 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.
He has a memory marker in Pennsylvania.
Midshipman, 28 September, 1864. Graduated 2 June, 1868. Lost on board the Oneida, 24 January, 1870.