RICHARD M. RYDER, LTJG, USN
Richard Ryder '48
Date of birth: September 29, 1925
Date of death: December 18, 1950
From the 1948 Lucky Bag:
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 18, 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.