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John Heart

Rank(s): Able Seaman

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

Early Life

Heart’s place and date of birth are unknown.

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

Battles and Engagements

While Heart was on board, the ship made a diplomatic voyage to France and Holland. Heart participated in the battles against HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812 and HMS Java on December 29, 1812, receiving $42.62 ½ and $42.30 prize money for the victories. He served as a sponger for no. 1 long gun, the forwardmost cannon on the gun deck.

Heart’s place and date of death are unknown.


Crew ID

5434