From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any details about William Henry Smith's life or loss. He was appointed to the Naval Academy from Virginia.

He appears as a Passed Midshipman in the Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1852. He does not appear in the 1855 Register, which is the next edition available online.

The Register of Alumni gives no date of his death.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 31 July, 1840. Passed Midshipman, 11 July, 1846. Last appearance on Records of Navy Department, 1852.

Class of 1846

William is one of 13 members of the Class of 1846 in Memorial Hall.