From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Richard Elliot, Jr. '09

Date of birth: April 12, 1888

Date of death: March 19, 1918

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1909 Lucky Bag:


From Find A Grave:

He was distinguished for exceptional bravery onboard US destroyer Aylwin in 1915 by rescuing men in the flooded engine room after the boiler had exploded. He was killed onboard USS Manley on March 19, 1918, when her depth charges exploded in a collision with a British ship in the convoy that the Manley was escorting. He was "killed at sea . . . while on active service in European waters." The USS Elliot was named after him.

Richard was Manley's executive officer. He was survived by his wife and is buried in Pennsylvania.


USS Elliot (DD 146) was named for Richard; the ship was sponsored by his widow.

Class of 1909

Richard is one of 9 members of the Class of 1909 on Virtual Memorial Hall.