SYLVANUS J. BLISS, PASSED MIDN, USN
Sylvanus Bliss '47
Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: September 21, 1854
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
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.
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.