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Naval officer

Richard Morgan Watt, American naval officer. Awarded Navy Cross (United States). member Claims Commn.


Watt, Richard Morgan was born on June 18, 1872 in York, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Andrew and Susan (Bahn) Watt.


Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1891. Bachelor of Science, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 1893, Doctor of Science, 1911.


1 son, Richard Morgan. Commissioned in the United States Navy, July 1, 1893. Promoted through grades to rear admiral, February 1, 1934.

Assistant to superintendent of construction for United States Navy at Cramp’s Shipyard, Philadelphia, 1893-1896. Assistant to naval constructor, New York Navy Yard, 1896-1901. Superintendent construction Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, 1901-1907.

Head department of construction and repair, Norfolk Navy Yard, 1907-1910, manager industrial department, 1907-1910 and 1915-1921. Chief constructor and chief bureau of Construction and Repair, Navy Department (Washington, District of Columbia), 1910-1914. Member Claims Commission United States Shipping Board, 1921-1923.

Manager industrial department Philadelphia Navy Yard, 1924-1930. Inspector of material for United States Navy, Philadelphia District, since 1930.


Member Claims Commn.


Married Bessie Davis, October 16, 1894.

Andrew Watt

Susan (Bahn) Watt

Bessie Davis