Thomas T. Wiatt was born in Savannah, Georgia, grew up and lives in Newport News, Virginia but his family has deep Gloucester County, Virginia roots. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia and Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia. Tom is a retired Engineer from Newport News Shipbuilding and Gibbs & Cox, Marine Solutions. He is also a volunteer at the Mariners’ Museum and Park in Newport News. Other than history and writing, his passions include music and world travel. He is never too far away from the sea.
Books by Thomas T. Wiatt
Rev. William E. Wiatt: The life and times of a Confederate Chaplain and related family stories.
Captain Sally: A Biography of Capt. Sally Tompkins, America’s First Female Army Officer.
Alleged Pirate: The Legend of Captain John Sinclair of Smithfield and Gloucester, Virginia.
Lawyer Walker: A Biography of Thomas Calhoun Walker.
The Stonewall: The true story of a ship without a port.
Gringos: A History of U.S. Citizens in Latin America.
The Unsinkable Mary Patten: Americas First Female Ship’s Captain.