From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

George Kirk '89

Date of birth: 1868

Date of death: November 17, 1889

Age: ~21

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

George William Kirk was admitted to the Naval Academy from Missouri on September 7, 1885 at age 17 years 1 months.


George was lost on November 17, 1889 when he drowned in the Hudson River near New York City after the boat he was aboard was rammed and sunk by another vessel. He was returning to USS Boston (1884).

Memorial Hall Error

All references to his rank are "Naval Cadet."

Class of 1889

George is one of 3 members of the Class of 1889 in Memorial Hall.