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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

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