From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Frederick Wheelock '46

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: April 11, 1848

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any details about William's life or loss, except that he died on April 11, 1848, possibly while aboard the Brig Porpoise, of the African Squadron.

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


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 10 March, 1840. Passed Midshipman, 11 July, 1846. Died 11 April, 1848.

He was born in Virginia but was appointed from, and was a resident of, New York.

Memorial Hall Error

Frederick is listed as an Ensign; however, this rank did not exist until 1862.

Class of 1846

Frederick is one of 13 members of the Class of 1846 in Memorial Hall.