Rank(s): Able Seaman
Dates of Service: 3/16/1811 - 2/17/1813
Hicks’ place and date of birth are unknown.
Jacob Hicks, a seaman, joined Constitution ’s crew in New York, NY on March 16, 1811. He left the ship sometime after February 17, 1813.
Battles and Engagements
During his service on board, the ship patrolled the Atlantic coast enforcing US trade laws. Later he participated in its victories over HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812 and HMS Java on December 29, 1812, receiving $42.62 ½ and $42.30 in prize money. He was stationed at No. 2 long gun on the gun deck, where he served as 2nd sponger and 2nd boarder.
Hicks’ place and date of death are unknown.