From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William McCarty '17

Date of birth: 1893

Date of death: August 15, 1915

Age: ~22

Naval Academy Register

William Luther McCarty was admitted to the Naval Academy from Kentucky on June 26, 1913 at age 19 years 7 months. His death is recorded on August 15, 1915 in the Annual Register of the United States Naval Academy 1915-1916, but no details are given.

Lucky Bag

"W. L. McCarty" is listed on the page titled "Lost At Sea."

Life & Loss

Unable to find any details about William's life or loss. The Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1916 gives only "8/15/1915 onboard U.S.S. Ohio".

According to the USNA Register, the Practice Cruise of 1915 included three ships: Missouri, Wisconsin, and Ohio. On Sunday, August 15, the squadron was at sea from San Francisco bound for Los Angeles.

He is buried in Kentucky.

Class of 1917

William is one of 8 members of the Class of 1917 on Virtual Memorial Hall.