From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Thomas Houston '51

Date of birth: November 11, 1829

Date of death: June 26, 1860

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any details about Thomas Truxtun Houston's life or loss, except that he was from Pennsylvania and died on June 26, 1860 at Naples, Italy, on board USS Iroquois.

He was survived by his wife and son, Thomas, Jr.; is buried in Washington, D.C..


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 26 August, 1845. Passed Midshipman, 6 October, 1851. Master, 15 September, 1855. Lieutenant, 16 September, 1855. Died 26 June, 1860.

During the Mexican-American War, he was aboard USS Dale and participated in a battle at Guaymas, Mexico.

Class of 1851

Thomas is the only member of the Class of 1851 in Memorial Hall.