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Naval officer

John Lowe, British naval officer. member Greely Relief Expedition, 1884, and on various stations and duties in peace times.

Background

Lowe, John was born on December 11, 1838 in Liverpool, England. Son of John and Mary (Blinston) Lowe.

Education

Educated Liverpool and Columbus, Ohio. Studied engineering.

Career

George B. Dyer, of Washington, November 5, 1867. Enlisted private 2d Ohio Regiment, 1861 (Northern 15 on Ohio’s roll). Appointed to United States Navy, August 1861, by Honorary S. S. Cox, Medical Corps.

Wounded in 1st battle Bull Run. Served through Civil, Corean and Spanish wars. Member Greely Relief Expedition, 1884, and on various stations and duties in peace times.

In 1898 was 1st naval officer of any nationality to have submarine service in submarine torpedo boat, and made 1st report ever presented to secretary of the navy upon that topic. Retired, December 11, 1900. In October 1901, participated in decisive experiment, with 6 other men, in a submarine torpedo boat, submerged to the bottom of Peconic Bay for 15 hours.

Medal conferred by Act of Congress for “meritorious service.”. Home: Washington, Distric.

Membership

Member Greely Relief Expedition, 1884, and on various stations and duties in peace times.

Connections

Married Josephine L., d.

father:
John Lowe

mother:
Mary (Blinston) Lowe

spouse:
Josephine L.