U.S. Naval Academy Class Rings

Graduates Remembered

Captain Charles Fearns Macklin

Midshipman Charles Macklin

Captain Charles Fearns Macklin’s class ring was donated to the Naval Academy Museum by his son Captain Charles F. Macklin Jr., (USNA 1921) in May 1962. Macklin’s ring was manufactured by Black, Starr & Frost-Groham. [1]

Captain Charles Fearns Macklin was born April 21, 1871 at Fort Sully, Dakota Territory. Naval Cadet Macklin played football for Navy in 1890 and 1891. On November 29, 1891 the Naval Academy football team first met the United States Military Academy team and won 24-0. Following graduation, he served the required two years a sea and then commissioned in the Marine Corps. Charles "Stuffy" MacklinHe resigned his commission in 1896 and joined the Maryland National Guard and eventually the Maryland Naval Militia. Captain Macklin was the senior officer of the Port of Baltimore until he was recalled to active duty for World War II. He died on April 16, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was nearly 74 years old. [2]


[1] United States Naval Academy Museum card file of Curator James Cheevers, retrieved January 7, 2014.

[2] United States Naval Academy Alumni Association, Inc., 2013 Register of Alumni, (Chesapeake, VA: Harris Connect, 2012), A7.