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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 ascending
Wardroom Steward Alexander Davis USN
Landsman John Manning USN
Quarter gunner Hiram Williams USN
Captain afatergu Albert Dunbar USN
1st class firema John Mason USN
Ship's cook Edward Williams USN
Captain's Stewar Alexander Black USN
Coal Heaver John Farron USN
Landsman John Mcginley USN
Landsman Henry Williams USN
Coxswain Thomas Brown USN
Gunner's Mate Michael Fitzgerald USN
Quartermaster William Miller USN
Surgeon's Stewar John Woelfkens USN
Landsman James Dwyer USN
Master at arms Aaron Fifield USN
Landsman William Moore USN
Landsman Michael Barrow USN
Acting 2nd Assis George Palmer USN
Coxswain John Francis USN


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