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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



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
1st class boy Eugene Cone USN
2nd class firema Patrick Hawkins USN
Captain aftergua James Stevens USN
Acting Master John White USN
Landsman Bernard Corregan USN
Ordinary Seaman Evan Hopkins USN
Nurse Alfred Taylor USN
Coal Heaver Samuel Davenport USN
Wardroom Cook Samuel Keiniston USN
Landsman Charles Washburne USN
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