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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Acting Ensign Joseph Johnson USN
Captain of hold Jacob Tronk USN
2nd class firema Thomas Murphy USN
Acting Assistant William Creevey USN
2nd class Firema John Bradley USN
1st class cirema Edwin Gibbs USN
2nd class Firema James Nielan USN
Acting Ensign James Brown USN
Paymaster's Stew William Bissington USN
Seaman Joseph Goodall USN
Captain forecast William Peterson USN
3rd Assistant En Benjamin Stevens USN
Ordinary Seaman Lorenzo Blaisdell USN
Coal Heaver William Gordon USN
Ordinary Seaman Lewis Plummer USN
3rd Assistant En DeWitt Davis USN
2nd class firema William Burbeck USN
2nd class firema David Haggett USN
2nd class firema William Roovand USN
Pilot Benjamin Naylor USN


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