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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, June 28, 1862
Gunfire at Vicksburg
Clifton operated with Rear Admiral Farragut's squadron during its drive up the river to Vicksburg, Mississippi. On June 28, 1862, during the attack on the Confederate batteries at Vicksburg, the Clifton took a shot through her boiler which killed seven men. Clifton was captured in 1863

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 9

Namesort ascending Service Branch
Ship's Cook Robert Sargent USN
Captain's Cook William Morris USN
Master at Arms John Hudson USN
Landsman Peter Hall USN
Wardroom Steward George Derwent USN
2nd class Firema John Conner USN
Gunner's Mate Thomas Collins USN
Landsman John Carter USN
Ordinary Seaman John Burke USN
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