Alexander W. Lufborough
Dates of Service: 3/15/1816 - 5/13/1816
Birth Date: 1796
Alexander W. Lufborough was born in 1796 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father was Nathan Lufbourough.
Lufborough received his warrant as a midshipman on June 18, 1812, and was ordered to USS Macedonian on December 18, 1812.
Lufborough transferred to USS Constitution from USS Macedonian, then at New London, Connecticut, on June 13, 1814. He was furloughed for two months beginning on July 18, 1815. It is unclear why he was furloughed, but in a letter to Captain Charles Stewart, on June 13, 1815, the Secretary of the Navy wrote, “Since Midshipman Lufborough appears to prefer resignation to court martial, send on his letter and warrant.” Whatever Lufborough’s offense, it appears he was neither resigned nor was court martialed at that point. On March 15, 1816 he was ordered to the New Orleans station. He resigned on May 13, 1816.
Battles and Engagements
Lufborough was on board for the battle with HMS Cyane and HMS Levant.
Lufborough’s date and place of death are unknown.