Rank(s): Able Seaman
Dates of Service: 3/1/1811 - 2/17/1813
Hicks’ place and date of birth are unknown.
Seaman Richard Hicks joined Constitution ’s crew on March 1, 1811 in New York, New York. He left the ship sometime after February 17, 1813.
Battles and Engagements
During his service, the ship patrolled the Atlantic Coast enforcing US trade laws and conducted a diplomatic mission to northern Europe. He participated in the 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. He also volunteered on September 3, 1812 to augment Commodore John Rodgers’ fleet when the British threatened it, but no battle ensued. His battle station was at No. 3 carronade, where he served as the gun’s 2nd captain and 1st boarder.
Hicks’ place and date of death are unknown.