HERBERT G. SPARROW, CAPT, USN
Herbert Sparrow '99
Date of birth: August 4, 1877
Date of death: January 21, 1924
Herbert George Sparrow was admitted to the Naval Academy from Ohio on September 6, 1895.
From the 1899 Lucky Bag:
Herbert was lost on January 21, 1924 when he drowned while attempting to free his command, USS Tacoma (CL 20), from the reef upon which she was grounded.
He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery; he was survived by his wife and son, who later graduated the US Military Academy and retired as a Major General in the Army.
In the 1915 Navy Directory he was a Lieutenant Commander at the Bureau of Steam Engineering, Navy Department, Washington, D.C.