John Walter Wilcox, Jr.

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Rear Admiral John Walter Wilcox, Jr., (22 March, 1882 – 27 March, 1942) served in the United States Navy.

Life & Career

Wilcox was lost overboard off Halifax from the battleship U.S.S. Washington while en route to Scapa Flow. He had been seen walking unaccompanied on the deck without a coat with high seas. A search aircraft crashed with two dead, and his body was sighted from a destroyer, but was not recovered. Investigation considered ideas of accident, suicide, heart attack, and even foul play, but no determination could be reached.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Carlos A. Bailey
Captain of U.S.S. Hopkins
4 Jun, 1924[1] – after 1 Jan, 1925[2]
Succeeded by


  1. Register of Officers, 1925. pp. 24-25.
  2. Register of Officers, 1925. pp. 24-25.