NEVILLE L. MCDOWELL, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Neville McDowell '24

Date of birth: October 17, 1900

Date of death: September 11, 1939

Age: 38

Lucky Bag

From the 1924 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Neville died on September 11, 1939 of unspecified injuries sustained in the engine room of the battleship USS Idaho (BB 42).

He was survived by his wife, Harriett. They were married in 1932.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Navy Directories & Officer Registers

The "Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps" was published annually from 1815 through at least the 1970s; it provided rank, command or station, and occasionally billet until the beginning of World War II when command/station was no longer included. Scanned copies were reviewed and data entered from the mid-1840s through 1922, when more-frequent Navy Directories were available.

The Navy Directory was a publication that provided information on the command, billet, and rank of every active and retired naval officer. Single editions have been found online from January 1915 and March 1918, and then from three to six editions per year from 1923 through 1940; the final edition is from April 1941.

The entries in both series of documents are sometimes cryptic and confusing. They are often inconsistent, even within an edition, with the name of commands; this is especially true for aviation squadrons in the 1920s and early 1930s.

Alumni listed at the same command may or may not have had significant interactions; they could have shared a stateroom or workspace, stood many hours of watch together… or, especially at the larger commands, they might not have known each other at all. The information provides the opportunity to draw connections that are otherwise invisible, though, and gives a fuller view of the professional experiences of these alumni in Memorial Hall.

July 1924

Ensign, USS Richmond

Others at this command: ENS Hallsted Hopping '24.

September 1924

Ensign, USS Richmond

Others at this command: ENS Hallsted Hopping '24.

November 1924

Ensign, USS Richmond

Others at this command: ENS Elbert Palmer, Jr. '24 and ENS Hallsted Hopping '24.

January 1925

Ensign, USS Richmond

Others at this command: ENS Elbert Palmer, Jr. '24 and ENS Hallsted Hopping '24.

March 1925

Ensign, USS Richmond

Others at this command: ENS Hallsted Hopping '24.

May 1925

Ensign, USS Richmond

Others at this command: ENS Hallsted Hopping '24.

July 1925

Ensign, USS Richmond

Others at this command: LT William Sample '19 and ENS Hallsted Hopping '24.

October 1925

Ensign, USS Richmond

Others at this command: LT William Sample '19 and ENS Hallsted Hopping '24.

January 1926

Ensign, USS Richmond

Others at this command: ENS Hallsted Hopping '24.

October 1926

Ensign, USS Richmond

Others at this command: ENS Hugh Black '26.

January 1927

Ensign, USS Richmond

Others at this command: ENS Hugh Black '26.

April 1927

Ensign, USS Richmond

Others at this command: ENS Hugh Black '26.

October 1927

Ensign, USS Richmond

Others at this command: ENS Hugh Black '26.

January 1928

Ensign, USS Richmond

Others at this command: ENS Hugh Black '26 and ENS Robert Symes '27.

April 1928

Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Richmond

Others at this command: ENS Robert Symes '27.

July 1928

Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Richmond

Others at this command: ENS Robert Symes '27.

October 1928

Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Richmond

Others at this command: ENS Robert Symes '27.

January 1929

Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Richmond

Others at this command: ENS Robert Symes '27.

April 1929

Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Richmond

Others at this command: ENS Robert Symes '27.

July 1929

Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Richmond

Others at this command: ENS Robert Symes '27.

October 1929

Lieutenant (j.g.), engineer officer, USS Sacramento

January 1930

Lieutenant (j.g.), engineer officer, USS Sacramento

April 1930

Lieutenant (j.g.), engineer officer, USS Sacramento

October 1930

Lieutenant (j.g.), engineer officer, USS Sacramento

January 1931

Lieutenant (j.g.), engineer officer, USS Sacramento

April 1931

Lieutenant (j.g.), under instruction, Edgewood Arsenal, Edgewood, Maryland

Others at this command: LT Harold MacLellan '18.

July 1933

Lieutenant (j.g.), engineering officer, USS Hamilton

October 1933

Lieutenant (j.g.), engineering officer, USS Hamilton

April 1934

Lieutenant (j.g.), engineering officer, USS Hamilton

July 1934

Lieutenant (j.g.), engineering officer, USS Hamilton

October 1934

Lieutenant (j.g.), engineering officer, USS Hamilton

January 1935

Lieutenant (j.g.), engineering officer, USS Hamilton

April 1935

Lieutenant (j.g.), engineering officer, USS Hamilton

October 1935

Lieutenant, engineering officer, USS Hamilton

January 1936

Lieutenant, executive officer, USS Hamilton

April 1936

Lieutenant, executive officer, USS Hamilton

July 1936

Lieutenant, Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts

January 1937

Lieutenant, Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts

April 1937

Lieutenant, Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts

September 1937

Lieutenant, Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts

Others at this command: LT Robert Johnson '24.

January 1938

Lieutenant, Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts

Others at this command: LT Robert Johnson '24.

July 1938

Lieutenant, USS Idaho

Others at this command: ENS Donald Patterson '37, ENS Macdonald Thompson '37, ENS Raymond Moore '37, ENS Conde Raguet '38, and ENS Roger Starks '38.

Others at or embarked at this command: LTjg James Murphy '31 (Observation Squadron (VO) 3).

January 1939

Lieutenant, USS Idaho

Others at this command: ENS Donald Patterson '37, ENS Macdonald Thompson '37, ENS Raymond Moore '37, ENS Conde Raguet '38, and ENS Roger Starks '38.

Others at or embarked at this command: LTjg Ralph Beacham '35 (Observation Squadron (VO) 3).


Class of 1924

Neville is one of 42 members of the Class of 1924 on Virtual Memorial Hall.