Harley Colwell

Harley Colwell

Birth
Death 25 Mar 1915
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec: 2, Site: 3387
Memorial ID 55029663 · View Source
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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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United States Navy


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  • Created by: Star Kline
  • Added: 16 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55029663
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harley Colwell (unknown–25 Mar 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55029663, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Star Kline (contributor 46964248) .