Commander William Lewis Herndon

Commander William Lewis Herndon (HM4F2)

Location: Annapolis, MD 21402 Anne Arundel County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.938', W 76° 29.152'

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1813 - 1857

— Naval Officer - Explorer - Merchant Captain —

In command of the Central America, home-bound with California Gold seekers, Captain Herndon lost his life in a gallant effort to save ship and lives during a cyclone off Hatteras, September 12, 1857

"Forgetful of self, in his death he added a new glory to the annals of the sea." - Maury
HM NumberHM4F2
Year Placed1860
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 6:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 371301 N 4315862
Decimal Degrees38.98230000, -76.48586667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.938', W 76° 29.152'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 56.28" N, 76° 29' 9.12" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 121 Blake Rd, Annapolis MD 21402, US
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