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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, June 28, 1814
Engagement with brig Reindeer
On June 28, the Wasp came upon the 21-gun sloop-of war Reindeer some 226 miles west of Plymouth and brought her to battle. The fight lasted only 19 minutes - but, during that brief span of time, the two ships traded a murderous fire of grape and solid shot. Several times Reindeer's crew tried to board Wasp but the American crew repulsed them on each occasion. In the end, Wasp's own ship's company boarded Reindeer and carried the day. Wasp suffered six hits in her hull, and some of her rigging was shot away, but she remained sailable.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 11

Namesort descending Service Branch
Seaman Joseph Atkins USN
Boy John Ball USN
Ordinary Seaman John Brown USN
Seaman Charles Green USN
Ordinary Seaman Thomas Knight USN
Midshipman Henry Langdon USN
Seaman Jotham Perkins USN
Seaman Timothy Stevens USN
Seaman Thomas Teel USN
Midshipman Frank Toscan USN
Ordinary Seaman Joseph Vorse USN
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships