From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Knowlton Williams '25

Date of birth: March 13, 1905

Date of death: November 13, 1942

Age: 37

Lucky Bag

From the 1925 Lucky Bag:


Knowlton was lost when USS Juneau (CL 52) was sunk at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on November 13, 1942. He was the ship's damage control officer.

His wife was listed as next of kin.


He was commanding officer of USS Grebe (AM 43) from 19 March 1934 - 25 March 1935.

Memorial Hall Error?

Knowlton was promoted to Commander (temporary) on December 15, 1942, while he was still in a missing status. Should he be so noted in Memorial Hall?

Class of 1925

Knowlton is one of 30 members of the Class of 1925 in Memorial Hall.