From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Thomas Eaton '47

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: June 1, 1856

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any details about Thomas' life or loss, except that he died on June 1, 1856 in New York "while attached to the Steamer Corwin;" he was engaged on Coast Survey duty since July 1852.

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


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 9 September, 1841. Passed Midshipman, 10 August, 1847. Master, 14 September, 1855. Lieutenant, 15 September, 1855. Died 1 June, 1856.

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Edward Renshaw '47 was aboard Corwin with Thomas, per the Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1855.

Class of 1847

Thomas is one of 31 members of the Class of 1847 on Virtual Memorial Hall.