From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Woart '68

Date of birth: 1842

Date of death: June 18, 1869

Age: ~26

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

William Woart was admitted to the Naval Academy from Maine on September 28, 1863 at age 16 years 9 months.


William drowned in the "Bay of San Francisco" on June 18, 1869. His boat was involved in a collision with another; his body was not recovered until July 11.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 29 September, 1863. Graduated June, 1868. Drowned 18 June, 1869.

Class of 1868

William is one of 11 members of the Class of 1868 on Virtual Memorial Hall.