Edward A. Wardwell


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Edward A. Wardwell, a longtime resident of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at his home on April 24, 2013. He was 79.

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, all things marine seemed to run in his veins including being on the USS Skate, the first submarine to surface through the polar ice cap at the North Pole.

He played a pivotal part in the search for the sunken submarine USS Thresher prior to ending his Navy career. He then founded Seaward, Inc., and was involved in many underwater adventures, including a world record deep-sea saturation dive. His company conducted many underwater search and recovery missions and was awarded the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Medal for the part it played in the recovery of an H-Bomb off Palomares, Spain.

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