Rank(s): Able Seaman
Dates of Service: 10/28/1812 - 9/10/1815
Samuel Thomas’s place and date of birth are not known.
Thomas married Rachel Parsons in 1799 in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He allotted half to three quarters of his pay to her throughout this time on Constitution.
Thomas entered USS Constitutionas an able seaman on October 28, 1812 at Boston, Massachusetts. He was initially on the larboard watch, assigned to the forecastle station. In battle, he served first as second sponger on gun no. 15, and later became second captain on the no. 7 gun.. He was promoted to quartermaster on September 30, 1814. Thomas departed USS Constitution on September 10, 1815.
Battles and Engagements
Thomas was on board for the battles with HMS Java, HMS Cyane and HMS Levant.
Thomas’s date and place of death are unknown.