From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

George Parrott, Jr. '11

Date of birth: December 22, 1887

Date of death: October 9, 1918

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1911 Lucky Bag:


John is pictured (front row, left) aboard USS New Hampshire, possibly with his division.

George was lost on October 9, 1918 when USS Shaw (Destroyer No. 68) collided with a steamship she was escorting. Eleven others were also lost. He was the ship's executive officer.

He was survived by his parents and six siblings; George has a memory marker in North Carolina.

Navy Cross

From Hall of Valor:

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant George Fountain Parrott, United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in the line of his profession on the U.S.S. SHAW, when that vessel was rammed by the steamship AQUITANIA on 9 October 1918. Lieutenant Parrot lost his life on that occasion.

Service: Navy
Division: U.S.S. Shaw

Memorial Hall Error

George is listed as a Commander in Memorial Hall; his Navy Cross lists him as a Lieutenant, and his memorial as a Lieutenant Commander. Suspect Lieutenant Commander is correct.

Class of 1911

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