Wainwright, Richard, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Primary Unit
1910-1911, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/Aide for Operations
Service Years
1868 - 1911
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home State
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Year of Birth
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Home Town
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Last Address
Washington, DC

Date of Passing
Mar 06, 1926
Location of Interment
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Last Known Activity

Was an LT for 21 years before being advanced to LCDR

Other Comments:

Was the Executive Officer onboard USS Maine (ACR-1) when sunk.

Profile for the CO of the USS Maine: Sigsbee, Charles (CO USS Maine (ACR-1), RADM 

His father's profile:
Wainwright, Richard, CDR

His son profile: Wainwright, Jr., Richard, CDR

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 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavySecretary of the Treasury/US Coast & Geodegic SurveyUSS Alert (AS-4)
Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1864-1868, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1868-1869, USS JAMESTOWN (Sloop-of-war)
  1869-1870, Naval Hydrographic Office
  1870-1872, USS Colorado (steam frigate)
  1872-1873, USS Ashuelot (1865)
  1873-1874, Naval Hydrographic Office
  1874-1875, US Coast & Geodegic Survey/Bibb (1847)
  1874-1877, Secretary of the Treasury/US Coast & Geodegic Survey
  1875-1876, US Coast & Geodegic Survey/Arago (1854)
  1877-1878, USS MONONGAHELA (Screw Sloop)
  1878-1879, USS Tennessee (1865) Screw frigate
  1878-1881, Commander In Chief Asiatic Fleet
  1879-1880, USS Monocacy
  1880-1881, USS Richmond (1860)
  1881-1884, Bureau of Navigation
  1884-1885, USS Tennessee (1865) Screw frigate
  1885-1886, Commander North Atlantic Squadron (COMNORLANTRON)
  1886-1887, USS Galena (1862) Screw Steamer
  1887-1888, Unit Assignment Unknown
  1888-1890, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1890-1893, USS Alert (AS-4)
  1893-1896, Naval Hydrographic Office
  1896-1897, Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
  1897-1898, USS Maine (ACR-1)
  1898-1898, USS Fern (1871)
  1898-1899, USS Gloucester (1891) Gunboat
  1899-1900, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1900-1902, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1902-1904, USS Newark (C-1)
  1904-1907, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/General Board
  1907-1908, USS Louisiana (BB-19)
  1908-1909, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)/Atlantic Fleet Division 2 (WW I)
  1908-1909, USS Georgia (BB-15)
  1910-1911, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/Aide for Operations
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1870-1871 Korean Expedition (1871)
  1871-1871 Korean Expedition (1871)/Battle of Ganghwa Island
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War1
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War/USS Maine (ACR-1) Sunk11
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War/Battle of Santiago
  1907-1909 Cruise of the Great White Fleet1
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyGeorge Washington UniversityGeorge Washington University
  1864-1868, United States Naval Academy
  1880-1884, George Washington University
  1899-1900, George Washington University
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