ADAMS, Robert Franklin - S1/c USN - Alabama

Robert Franklin Adams, S1c
Robert Franklin Adams
Seaman First Class
Robert Franklin Adams S1c
USS Arizona Memorial Wall
USS Arizona ROC
  • Name of Record: Robert Franklin Adams
  • Branch: United States Navy
  • Service Number: 272 41 83
  • Rate: S1/c (Seaman First Class)
  • Duties: Know naval drill duties, knots, steering and signaling. Stand watch and gunnery duties.
  • Enlisted: 5 October 1940
  • Place: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Onboard USS Arizona: 4 December 1940
  • From: NTS Norfolk
  • Birth Name: Robert Franklin Adams
  • Date of Birth: 7 December 1920
  • Place of Birth: Waterloo, Alabama
  • School: Waterloo High School
  • Hometown / State on December 1941: Waterloo, Alabama
  • Next of Kin: Mrs. Connie Mary [Cornie Marie] Adams - Mother
  • Address: General Delivery, Waterloo, Alabama
  • Parents: James Lucas Adams & Cornie Marie Poole Adams
  • Disposition: Unrecoverable – Among the 900+ souls still onboard the USS Arizona
  • Posthumous Awards: Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/Star, WWII Victory Medal

Photo and Service information from the Vincent J. Vlach, USN Ret., (USS Arizona Survivor & Ship's Historian) and I. B. Nease, USNR Ret., (USS Arizona Historian) Collections [privately held collections]
Other Information, Documents, and/or Photos provided by N. A. Nease [privately held collection]
Report of Changes: National Archives at College Park; College Park, Maryland, United States; Muster Rolls of U.S. Navy Ships, Stations, and Other Naval Activities, 01/01/1939 - 01/01/1949; Record Group: 24, Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel, 1798 - 2007; Series ARC ID: 594996; Series MLR Number: A1 135
Information researched and compiled by N. A. Nease.
May not be reprinted in any form, other than non-profit educational use, without prior written permission of the author.