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Simeon Bassett '47

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: May 6, 1859

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any details about Simeon's life or loss, except that it occurred on May 6, 1859 "off Buenos Ayres"; he was aboard Bainbridge.

He was born in, and appointed to the Naval Academy from, Washington, D.C.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 10 September, 1841. Passed Midshipman, 10 August, 1847. Master, 14 September, 1855. Lieutenant, 15 September, 1855. Died 6 May, 1859.

Memorial Hall Error

While his name appears in some listings as "Simon," most records have "Simeon."

Class of 1847

Simeon is one of 31 members of the Class of 1847 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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