From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Callaway '11

Date of birth: November 7, 1889

Date of death: December 17, 1927

Age: 38

Lucky Bag

From the 1911 Lucky Bag:


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William (on left) while in command of submarine USS G-4, 1917.

William was lost on December 17, 1927 when USS S-4 (SS 109) sank immediately following a collision with USCG Paulding (CG 17) near Cape Code, Massachusetts. He was aboard as an observer of the Bureau of Construction and Repair.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial Hall Error

William's headstone has his rank as LCDR; Memorial Hall has CDR. Unable to find evidence of a posthumous promotion. He is listed in the Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1927 — and the 1928 edition, which also has his death date — as a LCDR.

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Roy Jones '16, Joseph McGinley '21, Graham Fitch '23, and Donald Weller '23 were also lost when S-4 sank.

Class of 1911

William is one of 15 members of the Class of 1911 on Virtual Memorial Hall.