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John Wood

Rank(s): Able Seaman

Dates of Service: 7/2/1812 - 9/20/1812

Early Life

Wood’s place and date of birth are unknown.

Wood enlisted in the US Navy at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and joined Constitution ’s crew as an able seaman on July 2, 1812, while the ship lay at Annapolis, Maryland. He deserted in Boston, Massachusetts September 20, 1812.

Battles and Engagements

Wood served on board during the battle with HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812, but by deserting, he forfeited his share of the $50,000 in prize money awarded the victors.

Wood’s place and date of death are unknown.


Crew ID

14856