JAMES R. WEBB, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

James Webb '13

Date of birth: November 9, 1889

Date of death: March 12, 1920

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1913 Lucky Bag:

Loss

James was lost on March 12, 1920 when he was swept from the conning tower of his submarine, USS H-1 (SS 28) while he was directing abandon-ship operations. The boat had grounded off Magdalena Bay, Mexico, and was being battered by heavy surf; he was the commanding officer.

He has a memory marker in South Carolina.


Class of 1913

James is one of 9 members of the Class of 1913 in Memorial Hall.