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lonestarbattleship · 20 days ago
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USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) disembarking from the Philadelphia Navy Yard on July 30, 1931. This was shortly after her modernization.
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siredwardsmoak · a month ago
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The construction of frigate Philadelphia in November 1798 at Humphrey’s & Wharton Shipyard at the Front Street location on the Delaware River.
British occupation of Philadelphia in 1778 set back Philadelphia shipbuilding. Frigates were burned, gunboats sunk, and tiny riverfront shipyards from Southwark to Kensington closed. But after the British evacuated from Boston, shipbuilders returned to construct warships for the revolutionary government. Independence and Philadelphia’s dominance of the China trade gave local shipbuilders, most notably the Grice shipyard, contracts to construct fast China traders and frigates for the US Navy. Indeed, the old Humphreys and Wharton shipyard in Southwark served between 1793 and 1797 as the site for construction of the 1,576-ton, 44-gun frigate United States for the U.S. Navy. In 1801, the Southwark yard became the location of the first Philadelphia Navy Yard.
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undertherigor · a year ago
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homewardphl · a year ago
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I really thought there was dust on my lens LMFAO
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if-you-fan-a-fire · a year ago
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“Old Submarines Back In Service,” Toronto Star. January 13, 1941. Page 17. ---- Like basking whales, four S-class submarines lie in a channel of the navy yard at Philadelphia, while they are reconditioned for harbor protection and long distance patrol with the Atlantic fleet. The boats were laid up in 1930. They carry 12 torpedoes and for surface action they have four-inch, .50-calibre gun. They have an 8,000-mile range.
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kaleidoscope-galleries · a year ago
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Nice afternoon to go see waving tentacles sticking out of an old building. 🐙👍
The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, PA (throwback pic)
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judgemark45 · a month ago
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Wisconsin was one of the "fast battleship" designs planned in 1938 by the Preliminary Design Branch at the Bureau of Construction and Repair. She was the third of four completed ships of the Iowa class of battleships. Her keel was laid down on 25 January 1941, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. She was launched on 7 December 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Goodland, wife of Walter S. Goodland, the Governor of Wisconsin, and commissioned on 16 April 1944, with Captain Earl E. Stone in command.
Wisconsin's main battery consisted of nine 16 in (406 mm)/50 cal Mark 7 guns, which could fire 2,700 lb (1,200 kg) armor-piercing shells some 20 mi (32 km). The secondary battery consisted of 20 5 in (127 mm)/38 cal guns in 10 twin turrets, which could fire at targets up to 10 mi (16 km) away. With the advent of air power and the need to gain and maintain air superiority came a need to protect the growing fleet of allied aircraft carriers; to this end, Wisconsin was fitted with an array of Oerlikon 20 mm and Bofors 40 mm antiaircraft guns to defend allied carriers from enemy airstrikes. When reactivated in 1986, Wisconsin had her 20 mm and 40 mm AA guns removed, and was outfitted with Phalanx CIWS mounts for protection against enemy missiles and aircraft, and armored box launchers and quad cell launchers designed to fire Tomahawk and Harpoon missiles, respectively. Wisconsin and her sister ship Missouri were fitted with thicker transverse bulkhead armor, 14.5 inches (368 mm), compared to 11.3 inches (287 mm) in the first two ships of her class, the Iowa and New Jersey.
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araiz-zaria · a month ago
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Percy and Dave, Best of Buds™~✨🌊⚓
Percival Drayton — Percy from hereon in this post 😉 — was a career US Navy officer, born in 25 August 1812 in Charleston, South Carolina. Despite being South Carolinian, the Drayton family was fiercely unionist, to the point that they moved to Philadelphia in 1833 following the Nullification crisis.
Percy was commissioned midshipman in 1827, and then served in various tours (namely in Brazilian Squadron, Mediterranean Squadron, Pacific and East Indies to name a few). In 1852 he met and worked closely with David Farragut during ordnance experiments in Norfolk Navy yard. And as they say, from that point on, the rest is history 😏 (and Percy being appointed fleet captain to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron only further solidified the bond between these two sailors... 😉).
So let's have a few photos of the two of them together! 😆
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There's a writing in pencil behind this photo that said, "The 'Old Salamander' D.G.F. and his Fleet Captain Percival Drayton Commd'g. U.S. Flag Ship 'Hartford.' 'As fine a man as ever walked a plank.'"
(IDK why but I find the last sentence especially amusing 🤭😆)
This CDV was taken in New Orleans in 1864 (iirc after the battle of Mobile Bay? 🤔)
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Repost but this is simply too good to not be shared again! Again in 1864, this time on board of the flagship USS Hartford 😏
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original-honeychiles · 10 months ago
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Ruth Wilson, one of 600,000 African American ‘Rosies,’ reflects on her WWII job at the Navy Yard
In her early 20s during World War II, Ruth Wilson became a sheet metal worker at the Navy Yard, helping to build an aircraft carrier.
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She ended up building much more. Wilson is one of 600,000 African American “Rosie the Riveters,” whose contributions helped win the war and expand the Black middle class. Their efforts have long been overlooked and are the subject of a forthcoming documentary by Philadelphia native Gregory Cooke. On Wednesday, Wilson, now 99, is returning to the shipyard for the first time since WWII and since her sheet metal job ended.
Looking back, she said, the job was transformative, coming with a bigger paycheck and a new level of economic independence. “That changed my life,” she said in an interview Tuesday. “I could do more things for the kids, and I never went back to housework.”
But before meeting Cooke, Wilson had not thought of herself as a “Rosie,” or considered that she’d done historically important work during the war.
Cooke, a former Drexel University writing instructor turned filmmaker, is on a mission to change that perception for the public. He founded the Basil and Becky Educational Foundation — named for his uncle and his mother — to spotlight Black history. And he has worked on the film Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II for over a decade. The film has been shown in select screenings so far, and Cooke plans for it to be released next year.
All the women he interviewed for the documentary “had no idea of their historical significance,” Cooke said. His late mother, a typist in the U.S. Patent Office during the war, also didn’t know she was a Rosie. “I think through my work, I say this with all humility, I expanded the definition of what Rosies were,” Cooke said.
The story he tells in Invisible Warriors is also one of broader economic empowerment in an era of racial segregation. Black women left behind jobs as sharecroppers and domestic workers for wartime employment, whether in heavy industry or a government office.
Rosies, together with African Americans who served in the military, “were really the launching pad for the Black middle class,” Cooke said.
Visiting what’s now the Philly Shipyard for a brief ceremony, with Wilson’s two daughters and two granddaughters in attendance, makes a “complete circle,” Cooke said.
In his search for interview subjects, Cooke contacted senior living facilities. Wilson recalled the day she heard a manager at her apartment complex, asking over the loudspeaker for anyone who’d worked at the Navy Yard during World War II to please come down. Wilson agreed to let the manager pass her phone number to Cooke.
“I never dreamed it was going to be this big,” Wilson said.
As she put it, “a lightbulb went on,” when she found out Cooke had interviewed the famous civil rights activist Dorothy Height, the longtime president of the National Council of Negro Women who died in April 2010. The film also features former Camden Mayor Gwen Faison, who worked in RCA’s wartime manufacturing operations and died this past July.
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Documentary producer Gregory Cooke sits with Ruth Wilson at Wilson's Philadelphia home. Cooke interviewed Wilson for his film "Invisible Warriors."TYGER WILLIAMS / Staff Photograp
Wilson was born in 1922 in Maryland, and raised mostly in New Jersey, after her parents died, and she and her siblings went to live with an aunt and uncle.
She later moved to Philadelphia, where she did housework, and eventually found a job in the laundry at the Navy Yard. “They wanted me to work during my lunch hour,” she said. Wilson refused, and quit — then received a letter from the government saying she was not allowed to quit because of the war.
So she went back to the Navy Yard, took a test, and was then sent to vocational school.
“I ended up going to sheet metal school,” Wilson said. She graduated after about six weeks, and reported for work, helping to install bulkheads on the USS Valley Forge.
Her husband, meanwhile, was serving in the military in Europe, as Wilson worked and raised their two daughters.
Reflecting on how discrimination affected her life at the time, Wilson recalled: “My husband always said, if he hadn’t had family here, he would have never come back here after the war. He said, because Europe treated them much better, over there than they did here.”
Wilson’s family tree, reflected in family photos around her apartment, includes two granddaughters, five great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She is very proud of them.
The grandchildren in the family are amazed by “what she had to go through,” said 80-year-old Deborah Wilson, one of Wilson’s two daughters. Deborah recollected, for instance, that when her mother lived in New Jersey, she was not allowed to sit downstairs in a segregated movie theater.
Another time, Wilson was working for a family who asked her to take their two little girls to dinner. The maitre d’ said the restaurant wouldn’t serve her.
“We always faced it, but you know, you went along with it because you had no other recourse,” Wilson said of the racism she faced. “But you didn’t like it. You just had to accept it. And where you could speak out, you did.”
“Young people now,” she is quick to add, “are going to get their way. They’re going to change the world.”
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siredwardsmoak · 4 months ago
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Stephen Decatur (1779-1820) was born in Maryland and grew up in Philadelphia. At age 19 he joined the USS United States as a midshipman during the Quasi-War with France and was soon promoted to lieutenant. Commanding the US Navy brig Argus during the War with Tripoli, Decatur greatly amazed Commodore Edward Preble, who gave him the chance to destroy the captured American frigate Philadelphia (accompanied by Charles Morris, Thomas Macdonough, and 73 others). The successful raid was called “the most bold and daring act of the age” by British Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson.
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After commanding the Norfolk Navy Yard and USS Chesapeake, Decatur took command of the USS United States in 1809. After the war began he got to sea, and during his second cruise the United States captured HMS Macedonian in October 1812. On June 1, 1813, Decatur’s three-ship squadron was chased into New London Harbor by ships of the British blockading force. While in Connecticut, Decatur and his men assisted with the strengthening of Fort Griswold’s defenses and also joined the militia in response to several British raids and threats, all the while planning or supporting unconventional efforts to break free of the blockade. Militiaman Samuel Goodrich described Decatur in his memoir: “He was broad-shouldered, full-chested, thin in the flank; his eye was black, piercing, and lit with a spark of fire. His nose was thin, and slightly hooked: his lips were firm, his chin small, but smartly developed. His whole face was long and bony; his complexion swarthy; his hair jet black, and twisted in ropy curls down his forehead and over his ears. Altogether he was a remarkable looking man, and riveted the attention of every one who saw him. . . . Decatur did not conceal his impatience; his ill-humor rendered him unjust. He was not chary in his speech, and in fact he made himself many enemies by the freedom and vehemence with which he expressed his political opinions. Certainly he and the citizens of New London were heartily tired of each other.” After laying up his ships, Decatur departed from Connecticut in May 1814 to take command of the USS President and was captured in January 1815 trying to escape from New York. The British returned Captain Decatur to New London in time to participate in the peace ball there. Having survived intense combat on multiple occasions, Decatur died tragically in 1820 following a duel with former friend and fellow naval officer James Barron.
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itscolossal · a year ago
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MIMOSA: An Optimistic Collection of Temporary Installations Take Over Philadelphia’s Navy Yard
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skyfire85 · 10 months ago
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USS LST-325
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LST-325 was one of more than 1,000 Landing Ship, Tank vessels built by the US during WWII, which were designed to carry men, machines and cargo onto the beach. While the first 30 were built at Norfolk and Philadelphia naval yards, the bulk of the LSTs were built at several “cornfield shipyards” along the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, which were considered safe from Axis attack as well as having the needed capacity to build the LSTs while the more traditional yards built carriers, battleships and other fighting ships. There were two yards in Pittsburgh, PA, Dravo Corporation on Neville Island was the lead yard, and produced 145 ships, The American Bridge Company, several miles up the Ohio River in Ambridge, PA, completed 119. The Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. in Evansville, ID built the most of the ‘cornfield’ yards, 171 ships. Finally, Chicago Bridge and Iron fabricated 156 LSTs in Seneca, IL.  After completion, the ships sailed down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans, where final fitting out was done before they were sent off into the Atlantic and Pacific. The ships were not named, and were instead referred to by their hull number. LSTs were not designed for speed, with their twin GM 900hp diesel engines propelling the ship to a maximum of 12 knots (during launch, the ships reached a maximum of 18 knots travelling down the ramps). Crews referred to the ships as “Large, Slow Targets”, but the vessels served with distinction in all theaters of the war, including the mass landing in Normandy on D-Day. 
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LST 325 was launched from the Philadelphia Naval Yards on 27 October 1942, and was commissioned on 1 February of the following year. The ship’s first actions were in the North African theatre, participating in landings at Gela, Sicily and Salerno, before joining the armada for the Normandy landing, specifically Omaha Beach. Over the following nine months, LST-325 made more than 40 trips across the English channel, bringing in men and supplies and evacuating wounded. The vessel returned to the US in May 1945, before being decommissioned on 2 July 1946, after which it was placed in the Atlantic Reserve fleet. In 1951 it was transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service (predecessor of today’s Military Sealift Command) and took part in Operation SUNAC (Support of North Atlantic Construction) as USNS T-LST-325  operating in the Labrador Sea, Davis Strait, and Baffin Bay to assist in the building of radar outposts along the eastern shore of Canada and western Greenland. Decommissioned again in 1961, T-LST-325 was sent to Greece in 1964 as part of a grant-in-aid program, serving in the Hellenic Navy as the RHS Syros, L-144, from 1964 until 1999. In 2000, the ship was acquired by The USS LST Memorial, Inc, and sailed back to the US for restoration to serve as a memorial to the men that built and sailed the LSTs. In 2003, after completing refit in Mobile Bay, the ship sailed up the Mississippi River to Evansville for a ten-day stop, during which more than 35,000 people toured LST-325. In 2005 she sailed up the US East Coast for 60 days, visiting several ports including Alexandria, VA and Buzzard’s Bay, MA, before returning to Evansville, her new home port. In addition to serving as a memorial in Evansville, LST-325 travels up and down the rivers each year, visiting other cities to remind people of the contributions of the inland shipyards, as well as to memorialize those that built the LSTs. In 2010, LST-325 made it all the way up to Pittsburgh, giving me a chance to see her.
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mercurygray · a year ago
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Hi! 👋 I'd love to introduce you to Clara Fernandes, one of my main OC Jo's roommates in Philadelphia. She's a PA native, born to parents of Portuguese descent.
Clara is a dreamer, definitely envisioning life beyond her war work as a garage attendant and then at the navy yard — nothing huge, but something her own. I imagine she goes back to school after the war and gets a teaching degree, in writing.
She always wants to be there for her friends, and is always quick to tell a story, something at which she is especially gifted, and especially involving memories of her mother's cooking. She's at her happiest at the kitchen table, surrounded by loved ones enjoying a recipe she's tried her hand at, with a fresh pot of coffee on the stove.
The rewritten fic isn't finished (yet) but you can find a bit more of her at her tag here.💕
You already know that I love Clara with my whole heart and her little letter-writing thing with Skinny is adorable and I really hope it stays in your re-write.
I have very strong feelings about this, and from the minute you started talking about her, I knew that Clara and Irene would be two peas in a pod.
Irene, like Clara, is a little bit of a dreamer - her wish has always been to travel and see places that don't look like home, and if she can't get there with the Army, it seems to me that Clara's cooking might be the next best thing. Irene wouldn't consider herself a talker, but she is really good at listening, something all good storytellers need.
(Also if they were in the same story, Irene would totally be elbowing Skinny to write her back. She looks out for people like that. )
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shipwrecked69 · a year ago
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💰 In 1948, a college student bought a sailor's uniform at a surplus store and managed to get on the payroll at the Philadelphia Navy Yard by convincing officers that he was reporting as a transfer but had lost his papers. He never actually served in the Navy and only returned to the base in uniform on paydays. He got away with the ruse for 9 months before getting caught by the FBI. He received a 1-year suspended sentence and was ordered to get a real job. ⚓️
#SeaStorySaturday
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winnix85 · a year ago
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Lewis Nixon.
“Four letters sum up my idea of how to make a success in life; they are W-O-R-K (work).” These are the sentiments of Lewis Nixon, who starting life as a poor boy, has by sheer determination won social position, fame, wealth and political honor before he was forty. His story is a simple one, but none the less helpful. Born in Leesburg, Virginia, April 7, 1861, he was the son of Joel Lewis and Mary Frances (Turner) Nixon. His parents were in poor circumstances. His diligence in the public schools interested General Eppa Hunton (then representative from Virginia), who secured for him an appointment to the United States Naval academy at Annapolis as midshipman, and in 1882 he graduated at the head of his class. Going to England, he took a course in naval architecture and marine engineering. Upon returning to this country, he was appointed to the staff of the chief constructor of the navy and served as superintendent of construction at the Cramp yards and the New York navy yard. In 1890 he designed, in ninety days, the battleships Indiana, the Massachusetts and the Oregon. After resigning from the navy department, he became superintending constructor of the Cramps’ yard, Philadelphia, but soon after resigned that position and opened a shipyard of his own at Elizabeth, New Jersey. He has built the gunboats Annapolis, Josephine, Mangro and others, besides the submarine torpedo boat Holland. He was married in Washington, January 29, 1891, to Sallie Lewis Wood. Mr. Nixon is a member of the New England organization of architects and marine engineers, the chamber of commerce, and is a member of the[624] Democratic club, Press club, Army and Navy club of Washington and others. He takes an active part in Democratic politics.
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meanwhileongiphy · a year ago
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Sign in the Philadelphia Navy Yards in 1918. via r/TheWayWeWere by @Dhorlin
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sjuarchives · a year ago
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Documenting 150 Years of St. John's University History: A Digital Archival Exhibition
Community and World Impact: The 1918 Influenza Epidemic at St. John's
The current COVID-19 pandemic has prompted inquiry into how the 1918 influenza epidemic affected St. John’s University over 100 years ago. The relatively few available primary sources about St. John’s University from this era show that amidst the hardships caused by World War I, the epidemic simultaneously brought its own heartaches to the St. John’s community.
In August 1918, St. John’s announced preparations to form a Student Army Training Corps to prepare students to join the armed forces. The 1919 Vincentian yearbook noted of the S.A.T.C., “But it was far from being all work or study. When we were quarantined after inoculation [most likely typhoid and/or smallpox, since there was no influenza vaccine yet] we organized impromptu programs. On several evenings, volunteer entertainers gave us a glimpse of Broadway. One “volunteer” show cost us ninety-five dollars. Fair, for volunteers; but suppose they had charged!” This quarantine was not related to the influenza epidemic, and was only for the S.A.T.C. students after their inoculations. It appears that classes and other large gatherings such as theatre, athletics, commencement, etc., continued as per usual despite the epidemic, except for the disruptions caused by World War I.
The Rev. Vincent J. Dougherty, a professor of English at the college from 1916 to 1918, was training to become a military chaplain when he was called to assist during the influenza epidemic at Camp Dix, New Jersey. While Rev. Dougherty returned to work at St. John’s in February 1919, at least 14 students, faculty, and alumni died due to the epidemic. Several of them contracted influenza while serving as soldiers or chaplains, while others succumbed to the disease at home. Further research may uncover more names of victims of the 1918 influenza epidemic from St. John’s University. Please contact the University Archives if you can contribute more information.
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Died Apr 2, 1918 - Francis (Frank) W. Neumann – student, age 18
“It was a real shock to us to learn of the sudden death of one of our most promising members- Francis Neuman. After a short illness this loved and honored friend and companion, died at his home on Easter Sunday night. On the eve of his burial, the whole class consoled with the family of the departed. All were present at the Mass of Requiem, and followed our One-time chum and classmate to his final resting place. "Requiescat." Vincentian 1918, page 65.
“In Memoriam. WITH the deepest sorrow and grief for the loss which we have sustained, with heart-felt sympathy for those nearest and dearest to him, in their bereavement we dedicate these few lines to the memory of one whom the grim reaper Death saw fit to snatch from our midst. To say more would be of no avail. The deepest emotions defy expression. With unshaken faith in our immortal destiny and inspired by that sterling Christian courage, which enables us to bear the vicissitudes of this life, we can but bow our heads and murmur resignedly, "Thy Will be done." Vincentian 1918, page 67.
Obituary: Leader-Observer April 4, 1918 page 3
Died Oct 5, 1918 - Alfred J. Cunningham – alumnus, age 18
A recent graduate of St. John’s Prep, he had left for Pennsylvania two weeks prior to his death to enter an Army Officers Training School. Obituary: Brooklyn Daily Eagle Oct 7, 1918 page 10; Oct 8, 1918 page 16
Died Oct 11, 1918 - Will Soden – alumnus, age 24
A graduate of St. John’s College, he died in Brooklyn while serving as yeoman, third class, in the United States Naval Reserve Force. Obituary: BDE Oct 12, 1918 page 8
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Image: Rev. Carman
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Died Oct 14, 1918 - Rev. John H. Carman, C.M. – faculty and alumnus, age 40
Died Oct 15, 1918 - Rev. Dr. Joseph C. Dougherty, C.M. – faculty, age 37
“It was a cause for the most general and intense grief that the influenza epidemic deprived St. John's of two of its most efficient and beloved priests and professors. Rev. John Carmen and Rev. Joseph Dougherty were among the most promising men in the community. Fr. Carmen had endeared himself to those who knew him even casually, by the good nature and atmosphere of cheeriness which he conveyed at all times. Fr. Dougherty, whose academic career in America and abroad, particularly at Rome, foretold great possibilities, was stopped in his very prime. The one Mass of Requiem was celebrated for both. May they rest!” 1919 Vincentian page 20.
IN MEMORIAM. St. John's suffered an irreparable loss some three weeks ago when death snatched away two of its most able and best loved professors within twenty-four hours. They were Rev. John A. Carman, C. M., Prefect of Studies in the High School Department, and Rev. Joseph Dougherty, C. M., Professor of Dogmatic Theory in the Seminary. Both priests were held in the highest esteem and their loss is deeply felt by the entire student body. A solemn funeral mass was celebrated for them in the College Church on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The Right Rev. Bishop McDonnell and a large number of clergy attended in the sanctuary, while the large church was filled by the entire student body and relatives and friends of the deceased priests. The Rev. M. A. Drennan, C. M., delivered the eulogy. The two bodies were shipped to St. Vincent's Seminary, Germantown, Philadelphia, for interment. College Chronicle November 1918.
Obituaries: BDE Oct 14, 1918 page 2; BDE Oct 16, 1918 page 2
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Died Oct 16, 1918 - James Aloysius Gallagher – alumnus, age 24
A graduate of St. John’s College, he died at his home in Brooklyn while serving as a chief yeoman in the United States Navy, stationed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Obituary: BDE Oct 17, 1918 page 3
Died Oct 19, 1918 - Edward Joseph Megarr – student, age 19
“In Memoriam. Edward J. Megarr, Born June 7, 1899 - Entered St. John's September 13, 1915, Died [October 19, 1918], Member Class of 1922” 1919 Vincentian page 65
“Only a few days later we were shocked by the news of the death of Edward J. Megarr, of the Freshman Class. His classmates especially mourn the loss of an esteemed friend and brother. He was a young man of remarkable ability and a loving friend. The pious and edifying nature of his death is the sole consolation of those who loved him and mourn his early demise. Requiescant in peace!” College Chronicle November 1918
Obituary: BDE Oct 21, 1918 page 7
Died Oct 20, 1918 - Dr. William A. Keely – alumnus, age 51
A graduate of St. John’s College, he died of influenza on October 20, 1918. William was the son of the renowned architect Patrick C. Keely, who built St. John the Baptist Church and St. John’s College Hall on Lewis Ave. Obituary: BDE Oct 21, 1918
Died Nov 3, 1918 - Pvt. Edward J. Brundage – alumnus, age 27
A graduate of St. John’s College, he died while serving with the U.S. military in France. Obituary BDE Dec 1, 1918 page 6
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Died Dec 11, 1918 - Pvt. William S. Cetti, Jr. – alumnus, age 21
A graduate of the class of 1914, he died while in serving with the U.S. 105th Field Artillery in France. Obituary: BDE Mar 23, 1918 page 9
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Died Dec 24, 1918 - Adolf Wunner, A.B. –faculty and alumnus
“It is with deep sorrow that we recall the death during the past year of Mr. Adolf Wunner, A.B., ‘06, for many years an instructor of chemistry at the College, and loved by all who knew him. He passed away last December, during the influenza epidemic” 1919 Vincentian Page 26, 167
Died Jan 27, 1919 - Sgt. Paul J. Henry – alumnus, age 25
A graduate of St. John’s College, he died while in serving with the U.S. 642d Aero Squadron in France. Obituary: BDE Feb 22, 1919 page 14
Died Winter 1918-1919 - Jeremiah Donovan
A St. John’s (student or alumnus?) and dramatic tutor of many years, who died of influenza last winter Article: BDE Oct 20, 1919 page 21
Date of Death ? - Charles Fries, A.B. – alumnus and seminary student
“Another of our Alumni who was attacked fatally by the same dread disease was Charles Fries, A.B. ’17. He died while a Seminarian at St. John’s” 1919 Vincentian page 167
Images: Neumann, Carmen, Dougherty, Gallagher, Cetti, and Wunner
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