JOHN H. FURSE, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Furse '01

Date of birth: April 20, 1880

Date of death: September 30, 1907

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1901 Lucky Bag:

Biography & Loss

From Wikipedia:

Furse, born 20 April 1880 in South Carolina, was a member of the United States Naval Academy class of 1901. His first service was on the Asiatic Station, where he served in Manila during a scientific expedition, as well as in other ships. Returning to the United States, he joined Illinois (BB-7) 29 September 1904, and in her served in Cuban waters. Lieutenant Furse died on board Illinois 30 September 1907, of injuries received fighting a storm which threatened his ship.

He is buried in Georgia.

Namesake

USS Furse (DD 882) was named for Frank; the ship was sponsored by his sister.


Class of 1901

John is one of 4 members of the Class of 1901 in Memorial Hall.