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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
Coal Heaver John Farron USN
Master at arms Aaron Fifield USN
Gunner's Mate Michael Fitzgerald USN
Coxswain John Francis USN
1st class cirema Edwin Gibbs USN
Seaman Joseph Goodall USN
Coal Heaver William Gordon USN
2nd class firema David Haggett USN
Yeoman James Hathaway USN
2nd class firema Patrick Hawkins USN
Ordinary Seaman Evan Hopkins USN
Acting Ensign Joseph Johnson USN
Wardroom Cook Samuel Keiniston USN
Landsman John Manning USN
1st class firema John Mason USN
Landsman John Mcginley USN
Quartermaster William Miller USN
Landsman William Moore USN
Ship's Writer Martin Morley USN
Landsman James Moyle USN


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