Rank(s): Boatswain’s Mate
Dates of Service: 5/20/1812 - 2/27/1813
James Smith’s place and date of birth are not known.
Smith reported to USS Constitution as a boatswain’s mate on May 20, 1812 at Washington Navy Yard. He was first captain of the no. 7 gun crew. He reported ill for a week beginning on May 27, 1812 after falling and hurting his back. He was discharged on February 27, 1813.
Battles and Engagements
Smith was on board for the battles with HMS Guerriere and HMS Java.
Smith’s date and place of death are unknown.