JAMES H. SOMERVILLE, PASSED MIDN, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

James Somerville '47

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: February 4, 1850

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Loss

James died on February 4, 1850, at Key West, Florida. He is buried in Florida.

There is no cause of death given.

Career

From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 10 September, 1841. Passed Midshipman, 10 August, 1847. Acting Master, 17 January, 1848. Died 4 February, 1850.

He was born in, and appointed to the Naval Academy from, Maryland.

He was aboard USS Constitution when that ship was placed in commission on June 22, 1842.


Class of 1847

James is one of 31 members of the Class of 1847 in Memorial Hall.