RICHARD M. RYDER, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Richard Ryder '48

Date of birth: September 29, 1925

Date of death: December 8, 1950

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1948 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From Find A Grave:

LTJG., RICHARD MACKIE RYDER, U.S.N., WAS LOST AT SEA WHILE SERVING ABOARD THE SUBMARINE U.S.S. SEALION (ASSP-315).

He was lost on December 8, 1950.

From Wilmington Morning News on December 20, 1950:

HOPE DIES FOR OFFICER LOST OFF MYSTERY SUB

NORFOLK, Va.. Dec. 19 (U.R). The Navy said today there was "no hope" for an officer washed overboard from the submarine Sea Lion in a mysterious operation off Cape Henry last night, but that Navy helicopters had joined the search. A seaman washed overboard at the same time was rescued. His name was withheld, but he was reported in "good shape" in a message from the submarine. The officer was identified as Lt. (JG) Richard M. Ryder of Norfolk. A Fifth Naval District spokesman said the Sea Lion, a veteran of World War II undersea warfare, now is a transport submarine for "special missions. He said it was not "normal operations" for submarine crewmen to be on deck at night, especially in rough weather, but he had no further details.


Class of 1948

Richard is one of 46 members of the Class of 1948 in Memorial Hall.