From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Bricker '00

Date of birth: January 18, 1879

Date of death: March 21, 1915

Age: 36

Lucky Bag

From the 1900 Lucky Bag:


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From Navsource:

Constantinople, (22 March 1915) Lieut. Commander William F. Bricker of the United States converted yacht Scorpion and three sailors named Ford, Dowell, and Leverings were drowned on the night of March 20 while attempting to reach their vessel in a rowboat. The Scorpion was anchored in the Bosporus off Constantinople, near in Dolma Bagtchi Palace. The rowboat was swamped in a heavy sea thrown up by a south gale. Lieut. Herbert S. Babbitt and one sailor, who were in the boat, were saved. Bricker's body was the only one recovered of the drowning victims. Lieut. Commander Bricker arrived at Constantinople on March 16 to succeed Lieut. Commander Edward McCauley, Jr. in command of the scorpion. New York Times, March 23, 1915

William is buried in Pennsylvania.

Class of 1900

William is one of 6 members of the Class of 1900 on Virtual Memorial Hall.