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Adm Richard Wainwright
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1849
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 1926
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Richard Wainwright was the son of Comdr. Richard Wainwright. He was first commissioned in the U.S. Navy on 28 September 1864. On 15 February 1898, he was the executive officer aboard the U.S.S. MAINE when she blew up at Havana harbor, Cuba. "Surviving the explosion, he was assigned to command the tender FERN and was in charge of the recovery of the bodies of the victims. He also assisted in the collection of information for the subsequent court of inquiry." On 3 July 1898 he commanded the U.S.S. GLOUCESTER at the battle of Santiago, Cuba. "In this engagement, GLOUCESTER sank one Spanish torpedo boat and drove another on the beach. Wainwright was commended for his valor in this engagement." Later, as a rear admiral, he commanded the Second Division of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet "during that fleet's historic voyage around the world from 1907 to 1909." He retired from active duty on 7 December 1911. Source: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS, Dept. of the Navy, Naval Historical Center, s.v. "Wainwright." 
 
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 Parents:
  Richard Wainwright (1817 - 1862)
  Sally Franklin Bache Wainwright (1824 - 1880)
 
 Spouse:
  Evelyn Wotherspoon Wainwright (1853 - 1937)*
 
 Children:
  Louisa Wainwright Turpin (1874 - 1943)*
  Richard Wainwright (1881 - 1944)*
 
 Siblings:
  Richard Wainwright (1849 - 1926)
  Dallas Bache Wainwright (1852 - 1934)*
  Maria Campbell Wainwright Schroeder (1856 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Leon Edmund Basile
Record added: Aug 17, 2008
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- bob tarte
 Added: Sep. 2, 2016
Your survival aboard the Maine and your long service to our country is not forgotten.
- Spanish American War
 Added: Mar. 2, 2015
Rest In Peace
- vets2search
 Added: Oct. 29, 2014
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