Rank(s): Ordinary Seaman
Dates of Service: 6/17/1810 - 2/17/1813
Hughes’ place and date of birth are unknown. Hughes authorized an allotment of $5 per month to Frances Hughes in 1812, but it is not known what her relationship was to him.
Ordinary Seaman Elias Hughes was transferred to Constitution from USS President at Hampton Roads, Virginia on June 17, 1810. He left the ship sometime after February 17, 1813.
Battles and Engagements
Hughes participated in the battles with HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812 and HMS Java on December 29, 1812. He received $42.62 ½ and $42.30 in prize money for the victories. During the second battle he served at no. 8 long gun on the gun deck, where he attended the train tackles used to aim and move the gun.
Hughes’ place and date of death are unknown.