Rank(s): Ordinary Seaman
Dates of Service: 8/4/1811 - 6/15/1815
Benjamin Smith’s place and date of birth are not known.
Smith transferred to USS Constitution from USS Essex as an ordinary seaman on August 4, 1811 at Norfolk, Virginia. He was on the starboard watch assigned to the main top, and was the second loader on gun no. 1. He was discharged on June 15, 1815.
Battles and Engagements
Smith was on board for the battles with HMS Guerriere, HMS Java, HMS Cyane and HMS Levant.
Smith’s date and place of death are unknown.