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Ship's Crew

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Thomas Mary

Rank(s): Able Seaman

Dates of Service: 6/6/1811 - 6/15/1815

Early Life

Mary’s date and place of birth are unknown.

Mary joined Constitution ’s crew as an able seaman on June 6, 1811, transferring from USS Hornet , at Washington, DC. He left the ship on June 15, 1815 at Boston, Massachusetts.

Battles and Engagements

Mary was among the few sailors who participated in all of Constitution ’s battles during the war. In 1811, the ship made a diplomatic voyage to France and Holland. He participated in the battles against 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 Java engagement his battle station was at long gun no. 13, where he attended the train tackle. He was on board when Constitution captured a British man-of-war schooner and three merchant vessels. He fought in the battle with HMS Cyane and HMS Levant on February 20, 1815 and received $51.81 in prize money.

Mary’s place and date of death are unknown.


Crew ID

9738