Rank(s): Ordinary Seaman
Dates of Service: 7/10/1811 - 2/17/1813
Hughes’ place and date of birth are unknown.
Ordinary Seaman Joshua Hughes was transferred to Constitution from USS Hornet on July 10, 1811 while the ship lay at Washington, DC. He departed sometime after February 17, 1813.
Battles and Engagements
During his service on board, the ship made a diplomatic voyage to France and Holland. Hughes participated in the battles with HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812 and HMS Java on December 29, 1812. He received $42.62 ½ and $42.30 in prize money for the victories. During the second battle he served at No. 10 carronade where he acted as the 1st loader.
Hughes’ place and date of death are unknown.