WAINWRIGHT, John, RADM Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary Designator/NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - qualified in Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Officer
Last Duty Station
1940-1942, NAVYARD/NAVAL SHIPYARD (NSY)/Portsmouth, NH
Service Years
1900 - 1942
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Year of Birth
1878
 
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Rear Admiral John D. Wainwright, USN
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
June 28, 1878 - January 19, 1965

Date of Passing
Jan 19, 1965
 
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 30


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JOHN DRAYTON WAINWRIGHT
WWI Navy Cross
  • Date of birth: June 28, 1878
  • Date of death: January 19, 1965
  • John Wainwright graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1900.
  • He retired as a U.S. Navy Rear Admiral

Awards and Citations

Navy Cross
Awarded for actions during the Second Nicaraguan Campaign
(Spring 1927)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Navy Cross to Captain John Drayton Wainwright, United States Navy, for distinguished service to the Government of the United States in a duty of responsibility as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. CLEVELAND, in Nicaraguan Waters in the Spring of 1927, Nicaragua then being in a state of insurrection. Largely through his good judgment, tact, patience and ability, good order was maintained and disarmament accomplished in districts ashore assigned to his command without friction and without bloodshed. Captain Wainwright's actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Rank: Captain, Commanding Officer U.S.S. Cleveland
 
Navy Cross
Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Captain John Drayton Wainwright, United States Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. TANADORES, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of transporting and escorting troops and supplies to European ports through waters infested with enemy submarines and mines during World War I.
Rank: Captain,  Commanding Officer U.S.S. Tanadores
 
   
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  1933-1934, Commander In Chief Asiatic Fleet/Commander Yangtze Patrol (ComYangPat)

Rear Admiral Lower Half

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Rank
Rear Admiral Lower Half (1700-Present)

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 Commander In Chief Asiatic Fleet/Commander Yangtze Patrol (ComYangPat) Details

Commander In Chief Asiatic Fleet/Commander Yangtze Patrol (ComYangPat)

Garrison/Combat
Garrison

Active Duty/Reserve
Active Duty

Type
HQ/Command Elements

Existing/Disbanded
Deactivated

Parent Unit
Commander In Chief Asiatic Fleet

Strength
Force

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Last Updated: Jun 19, 2010
   
Memories For This Unit

Other Memories
Kincaid, Earle H., Commander, USN
Correspondence and ephemera, 1926-1961. Including material relating to LCDR Kincaid's duty on the China Station in the mid 1930s while he served as aide and flag secretary to the commander of the Yangtze Patrol, Rear Admiral John D. Wainwright. Certificate from "Break Water Naval Club Torokina" - Oversized, highly colorful, hand-painted certificate from Torokina Point, Bougainville, British Solomon Island, appointing Capt. Earl H. Kincaid of the US Navy to the rank of 4 Rose Admiral.
Weekly Newspapers Issued by the US Naval Training Center Station, Newport, RI 1938-39

   
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 2 Other Members:
  • Mee, Francis James, RADM, 1952
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