From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Sydney Simons '67

Date of birth: 1847

Date of death: November 24, 1877

Age: ~30

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

Sydney Augustus Simons was admitted to the Naval Academy from Richmond, New York on September 22, 1863 at age 16 years 11 months.


Sydney was lost on November 24, 1877 when USS Huron (1875) went aground and then wrecked in heavy weather off Nags Head, North Carolina. Ninety-seven other officers and men were also lost.


From Army & Navy Journal on December 1, 1877:

Lieutenant Simons was born and appointed from Richmond, Staten Island, Ny.Y. He entered the Academy on Sept. 22, 1863, and graduated in June, 1867, No. 5 in his class. He was promoted to lieutenant on March 21, 1871, and joined the Huron about three weeks ago. He was a fine officer, and one of the most promising young men in the Service.

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George Ryan '61, Lambert Palmer '68, James Wight '71, Walter French '71, Frederick Danner '74, and Edmund Loomis '75 were also lost when Huron was wrecked.

Class of 1867

Sydney is one of 5 members of the Class of 1867 on Virtual Memorial Hall.