Charles Whiting Wooster

Charles William Whiting Wooster, was a Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Navy.[1] He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1780, being the grandson of General David Wooster. Wooster went to sea at an early age. During the War of 1812 he served on board the U.S. privateer Saratoga. Having earned substantial prize money and gained significant influence, he was named captain of the Port of New York after the war. With the death of his young wife he chose to join the fight for independence in Chile.[2]

Charles William Whitting Wooster


  1. ^ Wooster, David; Osborn, Elbert (1885). Genealogy of the Woosters in America: descended from Edward Wooster of Connecticut; also an appendix containing a sketch relating to the author, and a memoir of Rev. Hezekia Calvin Wooster, and public letters of General David Wooster. M. Weiss, printer. Retrieved 26 December 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Wooster, Charles Whiting (1780–1848) |". Retrieved 2021-03-18.