RALPH F. BRADFORD, JR., LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Ralph Bradford, Jr. '22

Date of birth: August 25, 1899

Date of death: November 5, 1931

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

From the 1922 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Ralph was lost on November 5, 1931 when a 5" gun turret aboard USS Colorado (BB 45) exploded during practice off the coast of San Pedro, California. Four others were also lost, and another 23 wounded.

He is buried in Illinois.


Class of 1922

Ralph is one of 27 members of the Class of 1922 in Memorial Hall.