SYLVANUS J. BLISS, PASSED MIDN, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Sylvanus Bliss '47

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: September 21, 1854

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Loss

Sylvanus was lost sometime after September 21, 1854 when USS Porpoise (1836) disappeared between Formosa and China.

He was born in, and appointed to the Naval Academy from, Massachusetts.

He has a memory marker in Massachusetts.

Career

From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 19 October, 1841. Passed Midshipman, 10 August, 1847. Acting Master, 11 December, 1852. Lost in Brig Porpoise. Last intelligence from ship, 21 September, 1854.



Class of 1847

Sylvanus is one of 31 members of the Class of 1847 in Memorial Hall.