Rank(s): Ordinary Seaman
Dates of Service: 6/23/1812 - 6/29/1814
Vee’s date and place of birth are unknown.
Vee enlisted in the navy in Baltimore, Maryland as an ordinary seaman on June 23, 1812 and reported for duty on board Constitution on July 2, 1812 while the ship lay at Annapolis, Maryland. He was promoted to seaman, but was disrated back to ordinary on December 15, 1813. He was promoted to able seaman again on January 15, 1814. He was discharged on June 29, 1814 at Boston, Massachusetts.
Battles and Engagements
He was aboard Constitution in action with HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812 and HMS Java on December 29, 1812, and received $42.62 ½ and $42.30 in prize money for the victories. He participated in a later war cruise capturing one small British man-of-war and three merchantmen. On September 3, 1812, he was one of those who volunteered to augment Commodore John Rodgers’ squadron when it was thought a battle with a British squadron off Boston was imminent; that proved to be a false alarm.
Vee’s date and place of death are unknown.