THOMAS B. WAINWRIGHT, PASSED MIDN, USN
Thomas Wainwright '47
Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: August 14, 1850
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
Life & Loss
He was born in Massachusetts and appointed to the Naval Academy from South Carolina.
His middle name is not known.
Midshipman, 21 September, 1841. Passed Midshipman, 10 August, 1847. Died 4 August, 1850.
In 1842 he was stationed aboard the steamer Union, with 4 guns, at the Washington navy yard, "preparing for service."
In the Register of the Navy of the United States for 1850 he is listed as "On Coast Survey" with other "Officers Employed on Special Service."