From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Charles Waddell '46

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: August 30, 1847

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any details about Charles' life or loss, except that he died on August 30, 1847 while aboard "Schooner On-ka-hy-e, at sea." (That ship was engaged in anti-slave trade patrols in the Caribbean during this time.)

Register of Alumni gives date of death but no other information.

He was appointed to the Naval Academy from Iowa.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 14 March, 1840. Passed Midshipman, 11 July, 1846. Died 30 August, 1847.

Memorial Hall Error

Charles is listed as an Ensign; however, this rank did not exist until 1862. Should be "Passed Midshipman."

Class of 1846

Charles is one of 13 members of the Class of 1846 on Virtual Memorial Hall.