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James Knight

Rank(s): Able Seaman

Dates of Service: 7/27/1811 - 2/17/1813

Early Life

Knight’s place and date of birth are unknown.

Seaman Knight transferred to Constitution from USS Wasp on July 27, 1811. He left the ship sometime after February 17, 1813.

Battles and Engagements

In 1811, the ship made a diplomatic voyage to France and Holland. He participated in 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 for the victories. His battle station during the second engagement was 1st captain for no. 1 long gun on the gun deck.

Knight’s place and date of death are unknown.


Crew ID

7436