She was considered the greatest warship of its day. The Stonewell’s problem was finding a war to go to or even a navy that wanted her. This story is not just of a ship, but of diplomats and emperors, captains and admirals, sailors and spies.
The Stonewall: The true story of a ship without a port, is available now
Tom 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.
Thomas T. Wiatt is the author of the popular books, Rev. William E. Wiatt , Alleged Pirate, Captain Sally, and Lawyer Walker: A Biography of Thomas Calhoun Walker
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