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Alexander Lane

Rank(s): Cooper

Dates of Service: 4/30/1813 - 6/15/1815

Birth Date: 1794

Death Date: 3/10/1852

Early Life

Lane was born in Boston about 1794. During his time in the service he allotted half his pay to one Lucinda Lane. It is assumed that this was his mother because in 1809, he had married a woman named Mary. They had one son named Alexander, Jr.

Lane entered Constitution on April 30, 1813 as a cooper and was discharged June 15, 1815.

Battles and Engagements

During his time on board Constitution captured a British man-of-war schooner and three merchant vessels. He fought in the battle with HMS Cyane and HMS Levant on February 20, 1815. As a petty officer he received $126.93 in prize money for the Levant and shared in $20,000 awarded for the Cyane .

After the war, Lane set up shop as a cooper and furniture maker, first in Boston, and then after 1840 in East Boston. He died there on March 7, 1852.


Crew ID

8259