James Wilmot Delany
Dates of Service: 5/22/1812 - 2/21/1815
Death Date: 1819
Delany’s place and date of birth are unknown.
James Delany received his warrant as a midshipman on September 1, 1811.
Delany joined Constitution’s crew as a midshipman on May 22, 1812. He was assigned to gun no. 1, assisting the officer in command as a part of the forecastle division. On September 17, 1813, Delany was court martialed for being drunk in public on the streets of Salem, Massachusetts. He was found not guilty. Delany was transferred to the prize ex-HMS Levant on February 21, 1815. On March 11, 1815, he and the rest of the crew of Levant were captured by a British squadron in Porto Praya. He was released and returned to Baltimore, Maryland on May 2, 1815 due to the end of the war. Delany went on leave for 12 months on September 9, 1815.
Battles and Engagements
Delany participated in the battle with HMS Guerriere and received $42.62 ½ in prize money. He also participated in the battle with HMS Java and received $148.43 in prize money. He later participated in the battles with HMS Cyane and HMS Levant and received $126.93 in prize money.
Delany died in 1819. His place of death is unknown.