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Ephraim Chambers

Rank(s): Quartermaster

Dates of Service: 10/7/1813 - 7/16/1815

Birth Date: 1777

Early Life

Ephraim Chambers was born around 1777 in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Chambers married Hannah Cloutman on August 9, 1807. He lived in Marblehead, Massachusetts around 1810 and 1820.

Early Experience

In 1809, he had a light complexion.

Chambers joined Constitution ’s crew as a quartermaster on October 7, 1813. He was discharged on July 16, 1815.

The quartermaster was appointed by the sailing master and assisted the master’s mates with their duties. He helped supervise the stowage of ballast and provisions, coiled the anchor cables in the tier, supervised the men at the helm, and kept time with the watch-glasses. A quartermaster made $18.00 per month and received one ration per day.

Battles and Engagements

He participated in the battles with HMS Cyane and HMS Levant and received $51.81 in prize money.

Chambers’s place and date of death are unknown.


Crew ID

2756