James Mc Clure
Rank(s): Able Seaman
Dates of Service: 7/28/1812 - 2/27/1813
McClure’s date and place of birth are unknown.
McClure enlisted on July 28, 1812 and was sent to gunboat 85 in Boston Harbor. Rated a seaman, he reported for duty aboard Constitution a few days on July 30, 1812. McClure departed the ship sometime after February 27, 1813.
Battles and Engagements
McClure participated in the battles against HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812 and HMS Java on December 29, 1812, and he received $42.62 ½ and $42.30 in prize money for the victories. His station during the second battle was no. 10 carronade where he attended the train tackle used to traverse and run the gun in and out.
McClure’s place and date of death are unknown.