ANDREW P. STEWART, LT, USN

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Andrew Stewart '31

Date of birth: March 28, 1910

Date of death: May 7, 1942

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

From the 1931 Lucky Bag:

1931 Stewart LB.jpg

Andrew Patrick Stewart

Adairsville, Georgia

"Andy" "Pat" "Stew"

Yes, children this is Pat Stewart of Navy. Speaks three languages including Georgian, and is rapidly progressing in Baltimorean. His talents, however, are not restricted to this field alone. List, while we expound on his numerous accomplishments.

October and November find him bemoaning the fact that Sep Leave is over. However, the lure of the track and field soon drive those fond memories back into the remote corners of his head. Winter is the season of hibernation for most of us and especially for Pat. Spring calls him back to the vaulting pit again.

No, he is not a "Red Mike" by any means; but, so far, he has proved to be invulnerable as far as serious affairs are concerned. "I'm dragging in the one hundred and forty-five pound class tonight, but I am coming down to middle weight for the June Ball."

His frankness is astounding at times. He has been known to utter such untactful things as, "Sir, you are absolutely wrong about that."

May we be shipmates some day, Pat.

Track 4, 3, 2, 1; "31" 2; "N" 1; 2 P. O.


Pat was a pole jumper on the Track Team.

1931 Stewart LB.jpg

Andrew Patrick Stewart

Adairsville, Georgia

"Andy" "Pat" "Stew"

Yes, children this is Pat Stewart of Navy. Speaks three languages including Georgian, and is rapidly progressing in Baltimorean. His talents, however, are not restricted to this field alone. List, while we expound on his numerous accomplishments.

October and November find him bemoaning the fact that Sep Leave is over. However, the lure of the track and field soon drive those fond memories back into the remote corners of his head. Winter is the season of hibernation for most of us and especially for Pat. Spring calls him back to the vaulting pit again.

No, he is not a "Red Mike" by any means; but, so far, he has proved to be invulnerable as far as serious affairs are concerned. "I'm dragging in the one hundred and forty-five pound class tonight, but I am coming down to middle weight for the June Ball."

His frankness is astounding at times. He has been known to utter such untactful things as, "Sir, you are absolutely wrong about that."

May we be shipmates some day, Pat.

Track 4, 3, 2, 1; "31" 2; "N" 1; 2 P. O.


Pat was a pole jumper on the Track Team.

Loss

Andrew was lost when USS Sims (DD 409) was sunk by Japanese dive bombers on May 7, 1942 in the Battle of the Coral Sea.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

Navy Directories & Officer Registers

The "Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps" was published annually from 1815 through at least the 1970s; it provided rank, command or station, and occasionally billet until the beginning of World War II when command/station was no longer included. Scanned copies were reviewed and data entered from the mid-1840s through 1922, when more-frequent Navy Directories were available.

The Navy Directory was a publication that provided information on the command, billet, and rank of every active and retired naval officer. Single editions have been found online from January 1915 and March 1918, and then from three to six editions per year from 1923 through 1940; the final edition is from April 1941.

The entries in both series of documents are sometimes cryptic and confusing. They are often inconsistent, even within an edition, with the name of commands; this is especially true for aviation squadrons in the 1920s and early 1930s.

Alumni listed at the same command may or may not have had significant interactions; they could have shared a stateroom or workspace, stood many hours of watch together… or, especially at the larger commands, they might not have known each other at all. The information provides the opportunity to draw connections that are otherwise invisible, though, and gives a fuller view of the professional experiences of these alumni in Memorial Hall.

July 1931
Ensign, USS Rathburne
October 1931
Ensign, USS Rathburne
January 1932
Ensign, USS Rathburne
April 1932
Ensign, USS Rathburne
October 1932
Ensign, USS Rathburne
January 1933
Ensign, USS Rathburne
April 1933
Ensign, USS Aaron Ward
July 1933
Ensign, USS Colorado


Others at or embarked at this command: LTjg John Waldron '24 (Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B)
October 1933
Ensign, USS Colorado


Others at or embarked at this command: LTjg John Waldron '24 (Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B)
April 1934
Ensign, USS Colorado


Others at or embarked at this command: LTjg John Waldron '24 (Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B)
July 1934
Ensign, USS Colorado


Others at or embarked at this command: LTjg J. C. Riggs, Jr. '28 (Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B)
October 1934
Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Colorado

Others at this command: LCDR Warner Portz '15

Others at or embarked at this command: LTjg J. C. Riggs, Jr. '28 (Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B) and ENS Thomas Williamson '32 (Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B)
January 1935
Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Colorado

Others at this command: LCDR Warner Portz '15

Others at or embarked at this command: LTjg J. C. Riggs, Jr. '28 (Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B) and ENS Thomas Williamson '32 (Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B)
April 1935
Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Colorado

Others at this command: LCDR Warner Portz '15

Others at or embarked at this command: LTjg J. C. Riggs, Jr. '28 (Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B) and ENS Thomas Williamson '32 (Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B)
October 1935
Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Colorado


Others at or embarked at this command: LTjg J. C. Riggs, Jr. '28 (Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B)
January 1936
Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Colorado


Others at or embarked at this command: LTjg J. C. Riggs, Jr. '28 (Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B)
April 1936
Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Colorado


Others at or embarked at this command: LTjg J. C. Riggs, Jr. '28 (Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B)
July 1936
Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Colorado

January 1937
Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Colorado


Others at or embarked at this command: ENS Ned Wentz '33 (Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B)
April 1937
Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Colorado


Others at or embarked at this command: ENS Ned Wentz '33 (Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B)
September 1937
Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Utah
January 1938
Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Utah
October 1939
Lieutenant, gunnery officer, USS Sims
June 1940
Lieutenant, gunnery officer, USS Sims
November 1940
Lieutenant, gunnery officer, USS Sims

Others at this command: LT Max Silverstein '32
April 1941
Lieutenant, gunnery officer, USS Sims

Others at this command: LT Max Silverstein '32 and ENS James McManus '41


Class of 1931

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