From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Harry Skinner, Jr. '13

Date of birth: May 22, 1889

Date of death: November 19, 1917

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1913 Lucky Bag:


From the 1913 Lucky Bag

Harry was lost on November 19, 1917 when USS Chauncey (Destroyer No. 3) collided and sank with the British merchant steamer it was escorting west of Gibraltar.

He was survived by his parents and two sisters.

Unable to determine when he was reappointed as an officer in the Navy.


Harry's classmates erected a plaque in his honor in Memorial Hall.

Memorial Hall Error

Harry is listed on the killed in action panel at the front of Memorial Hall. His loss is more accurately characterized as operational, though, as there were no enemy forces in the area.

Harry is also listed with his classmates as "USN," but he was a member of the "United States Naval Reserve Force." (Listed as such in the Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1918 and on the plaque in Memorial Hall.)

Class of 1913

Harry is one of 9 members of the Class of 1913 on Virtual Memorial Hall.