Colwell, Harley Lafayette, EMC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1915-1915, EM-0000, USS F-4 (SS-23)
Service Years
1908 - 1915
EM-Electrician's Mate
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Year of Birth
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Colwell, Harley Lafayette, EMC.
Contact Info
Home Town
Seattle, WA
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Mar 25, 1915
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec: 2, Site: 3387

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
In the Line of DutyUnited States Navy Memorial
  2015, In the Line of Duty [Verified]
  2015, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Navy
  1915-1915, EM-0000, USS F-4 (SS-23)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Mar 26, 2015, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
When the United States submarine F-4 submerged two miles off Honolulu Harbor for a trial cruise on the morning of March 25, 1915 bearing with her a crew of 21 men, another of the tragedies of American history took place. All 21 crew members perished. The submarine sank in 300 feet of water and recovery efforts were not successful until mid August. Only four bodies were identified and returned to their families for burial. The remaining 17 were buried here at Arlington National Cemetery on September 28, 1915. The grave was marked only by a small single size headstone inscribed "Seventeen Unknown US Sailors, Victims of USSF-4, March 25, 1915." After 85 years, through efforts of several submariner veterans groups, the small stone was replaced by a larger memorial type stone that lists the names of the 17 sailors buried here.
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