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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, January 15, 1865
Mine Explosion in Charleston Harbor
On January 14 1865, while participating in obstruction clearance operations in Charleston Harbor, Patapsco struck a Confederate mine and sank, with heavy loss of life.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 60

Namesort descending Service Branch
1st class Firema Frank Albertson USN
Seaman Alexander Armstrong USN
Landsman Michael Barrow USN
Paymaster's Stew William Bissington USN
Captain's Stewar Alexander Black USN
Ordinary Seaman Lorenzo Blaisdell USN
2nd class Firema John Bradley USN
1st class boy Seth Brinkley USN
Acting Ensign James Brown USN
Coxswain Thomas Brown USN
2nd class firema William Burbeck USN
Coal Heaver Thomas Cain USN
1st class boy Eugene Cone USN
Landsman Bernard Corregan USN
Acting Assistant William Creevey USN
Coal Heaver Samuel Davenport USN
3rd Assistant En DeWitt Davis USN
Wardroom Steward Alexander Davis USN
Captain afatergu Albert Dunbar USN
Landsman James Dwyer USN


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