U.S. Naval Academy Class Rings

Graduates Remembered

Captain Henry Bertrand Price

Cmdr Price
Commander Henry Price

Captain Henry Bertrand Price’s class ring was donated to the Naval Academy Museum by his widow Mrs. Helen Newman (Roney) Price in 1950. Captain Price’s ring was manufactured by Tiffany & Company. [1]

Captain Henry Bertrand Price was born June 26, 1869 in Burlington, Iowa. As a young naval officer, he participated in the Spanish American War in the Battle of Manila Bay aboard USS Baltimore which carried ammunition from Honolulu to Commodore Dewey’s fleet. In 1913, he became executive officer of the USS Delaware, and two years later commanding officer of the USS Melville. During World War II, Captain Price commanded the USS Dixie and was awarded the Navy Cross. In 1923, Captain Price served as the 30th Naval Governor of Guam. The Captain Henry B. Price Elementary School in Mangilao, Guam was named in his honor. He died on September 23, 1941 in San Francisco, California. He was 72 years old and is buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma California.[2]

1893 ring

Navy Cross

Awarded for actions during the World War I:

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Captain Henry Bertrand Price, United States Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. DIXIE and temporarily Senior Officer of the U.S. Naval Forces on the coast of Ireland during World War I.[3]

References

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

[2] Howard Barclay French, Genealogy Of The Descendants Of Thomas French Who Came To America From Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire: Volume II, (Philadelphia: Private, 1913), 631.

[3] "Hall of Valor," militarytimes.com, accessed May 5, 2016, http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=9947.