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Jacob Smith

Rank(s): Able Seaman

Dates of Service: 7/2/1812 - 6/17/1814

Early Life

Smith’s place and date of birth are unknown.

Smith enlisted in the navy on June 16, 1812, and joined Constitution ’s crew as an able seaman on July 2, 1812, while the ship lay at Annapolis, Maryland. He was discharged on June 17, 1814 at Boston, Massachusetts.

Battles and Engagements

He participated in the victories over 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 as first sponger on gun no. 10 on the gun deck.

Smith’s date and place of death are unknown.


Crew ID

13205