Apia John Doe was a United States Navy sailor who was killed during the 1889 Apia cyclone during the Samoan crisis.
Fifty-two US military personal were killed during the cyclone, one from the USS Trenton, eight from the USS Nipsic, and 43 from the USS Vandalia. Because the USS Trenton sailor who was killed had his body recovered and identified, this sailor is either from the Nipsic or the Vandalia.
This victim, along with nine other unidentified sailors and nine identified sailors, the USS Trenton sailor, one from the USS Nipsic and seven from the USS Vandalia, were buried at the Mare Island Cemetery in Vallejo, California in June of 1891. This sailor is specifically buried at Section C, Row 5, Plot 146 1/2.