John S. Arwine
Commander, United States Navy
J. S. ARWINE
Executive of the Battleship Kansas Dies at His Home in East Orange
August 28, 1924 – Commander John S. Arwine, 44, of the United States battleship Kansas, died at his home in East Orange, New Jersey, yesterday, from illness contracted while at sea. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery on Monday.
Commander Arwine was born in Indiana and was
graduated from the Naval Academy in 1902. He was formerly executive
officer of the Melville, flagship of Admiral Sims’ fleet during the World
War. In 1919 the Melville took her position in mid-Atlantic to supply
fuel for the seaplanes of Captain Frederick P. Raynham and Harry G. Hawker,
among the first aviators to attempt a transatlantic flight.
Posted: 8 December 2007