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
Unable to find any details about Thomas' life or loss, except that it was on August 4, 1850, while aboard the sloop John Adams at sea. (A different report puts his date of death on August 14, and says he was Acting Master of John Adams.)
He was born in Massachusetts and appointed to the Naval Academy from South Carolina.
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."