Wat T. Cluverius

USS West Virginia

Wat T. Cluverius was captain of the USS West Virginia from June 5, 1926 to June 15, 1928. Rear Admiral Wat T. Cluverius was the commander of Battleship Division 2 aboard USS Wyoming in 1930 and served as Commanding Officer of the Fourth Naval District from 1937-1938. After retiring from the Navy in 1939, he was the president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts from 1939-1953.  He served as Commandant of the Naval Academy from 1919-1921.  He was Commander of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard from 1928-1930.  He was also a survivor of the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor on February 15, 1898. This event precipitated the Spanish-American War.

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