WILLIAM L. MCCARTY, MIDN, USN
William McCarty '17
Date of birth: 1893
Date of death: August 15, 1915
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.
"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.