Rank(s): Ordinary Seaman
Dates of Service: 6/24/1813 - 12/4/1813
Casey’s place and date of birth are unknown.
Robert Casey joined Constitution ’s crew as an ordinary seaman before June 24, 1813. During his time on board, the ship was blockaded at Boston, Massachusetts. He deserted on December 4, 1813.
Among the enlisted men, ordinary seamen stood in the middle of the lower-deck hierarchy. These men had typically sailed one or two voyages and knew basic seamanship. Like the able seamen, they too could “hand, reef, and steer,” but some of the more complicated maneuvers were foreign to them. Many ordinary seamen would have been numbered among the topmen, the young and agile crewmembers who were responsible for working aloft on the masts and yards. The ordinary seaman made $10.00 per month.
Casey’s place and date of death are unknown.