From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Harry Rumsey '86

Date of birth: 1867

Date of death: September 26, 1890

Age: 23

Naval Academy Register

Harry Edgerton Rumsey was admitted to the Naval Academy from Wyoming on September 28, 1882 at age 15 years 7 months.


Harry was lost on September 26, 1890, when he drowned near Yokohama, Japan. Unable to find any further details or to which ship or station he was assigned. No other Naval officers were lost in that region or on that date.

He was survived by an aunt and is buried in Indiana.

He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and his officer's sword is at that city's historical society.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Naval Cadet, 28 September, 1882. Graduated 10 June, 1886. Ensign, 1 July, 1888. Drowned 26 September, 1890.

Class of 1886

Harry is one of 2 members of the Class of 1886 on Virtual Memorial Hall.