Harry H. Hosley
Commander, United States Navy
Friends of Late Naval Officer to Seek Pension for His Family
WASHINGTON, January 11, 1908 – The fact that Commander H. H. Hosley, Supervisor of the Harbor of New York, who died suddenly in the New York Yacht Club recently, was practically without means and left a family unprovided for, had led his friends in the Navy to initiate a movement to obtain from Congress a special pension for his wife and daughter. The small service pension of $30 a month would, it is held, is utterly inadequate in this case, either to meet the needs of the family or to constitute anything like a fitting recognition of the services of Commander Hosley to his country.
The basis of this statement is the fact that
in navigating the great floating dry-dock Dewey three-quarters of the distance
around the globe and mooring it safely in Subic Bay, Commander Hosley performed
what was without doubt the most remarkable feat of seamanship in this generation.
His Naval associates declare that the surgeon’s records will clearly show
that his health was impaired and his death resulted indirectly from the
hardships of this voyage.