From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Thomas Broadhead '47

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: February 20, 1855

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 it occurred on February 20, 1855 "at sea, on board the Falmouth." The ship was cruising the West Indies from mid-December 1854 to August 1855 in an unsuccessful search for news of Albany, which had been missing since September.

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


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 3 March, 1841. Passed Midshipman, 10 August, 1847. Acting Master, 2 December, 1854. Died 20 February, 1855.

Memorial Hall Error?

Thomas' last name is spelled "Brodhead" in the Naval History and Heritage Command listing and the Register of Commissioned and the Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1856; "Broadhead" in Memorial Hall and this history of the Naval Academy.

Class of 1847

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