From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Joseph Friend '47

Date of birth: May 29, 1824

Date of death: October 18, 1851

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any details about Joseph's life or loss, except that he died on October 18, 1851 "near Richmond, Va."

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

He is also buried in Virginia and was survived by his wife.

Unable to determine with certainty, but his burial location is likely his hometown, which is also where he died. It seems unlikely that his loss was operational in nature.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 27 October, 1841. Passed Midshipman, 10 August, 1847. Died 18 October, 1851.

Class of 1847

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