THOMAS W. BROADHEAD, PASSED MIDN, USN
Thomas Broadhead '47
Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: February 20, 1855
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.
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.