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Thomas Wharf

Rank(s): Able Seaman

Dates of Service: 8/6/1813 - 3/26/1817

Death Date: 9/9/1819

Early Life

Thomas Wharf’s place and date of birth are not known.

Wharf married Barbara Noble on October 10, 1814 in Gloucester, Massachusetts. They had two sons, Thomas and Benjamin.

Wharf entered USS Constitution as an able seaman on August 6, 1813 at Boston, Massachusetts. He was on the starboard watch, assigned to the fore top station. In battle, he served as the second loader for gun no. 2. Wharf transferred from USS Constitution to USS Congress on June 1, 1815 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Battles and Engagements

Wharf was on board for the battle with HMS Cyane and HMS Levant.

Wharf went on to serve as an able seaman on USS Congress, USS Macedonian, USS Washington and USS Java. He was discharged on March 26, 1817 at Newport, Rhode Island. Wharf died on September 9, 1819 in Santo Domingo, suggesting that he may have been working as a merchant seaman after leaving the navy.


Crew ID

15233