Rank(s): Able Seaman
Dates of Service: 7/3/1812 - 4/1/1813
Peter Dunn’s place and date of birth are unknown.
Dunn enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Philadelphia on June 26, 1812. He joined Constitution ’s crew as an able seaman on July 3, 1812. He was transferred from the ship in April 1813.
Battles and Engagements
Dunn participated in victories over HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812 and HMS Java on December 29, 1812, receiving $42.62 ½ and $42.30 in prize money for the victories. During the second battle he served at carronade no. 2 on the forecastle.
Dunn was transferred from Constitution and joined a draft of men sent to the Great Lakes in April 1813. He served on board USS Trippe at the Battle of Lake Erie. Dunn’s place and date of death are unknown.