From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Harry Hicks '27

Date of birth: August 6, 1904

Date of death: March 26, 1942

Age: 37

Lucky Bag

From the 1927 Lucky Bag:


Harry was lost when USS Atik (AK 101) was sunk by a German submarine 300 miles east of Norfolk, Virginia on March 26, 1942. None of her crew survived the sinking and a large explosion as the ship sank. He was the ship's commanding officer.

The Naval History and Heritage Command has details of the Q-ship program, and of Atik's brief history.

Harry's sister was listed as next of kin.

Class of 1927

Harry is one of 43 members of the Class of 1927 on Virtual Memorial Hall.