Rank(s): Able Seaman
Dates of Service: 8/4/1813 - 2/12/1814
Chapples’s place and date of birth are unknown.
William Chapples joined Constitution ’s crew as an able seaman on August 4, 1813. On February 12, 1814, he was demoted to ordinary seaman. He was assigned to gun no. 15, 2nd loader as a part of the third division.
Battles and Engagements
He participated in the battles with HMS Cyane and HMS Levant and received $22.19 in prize money.
Chapples was transferred to USS Congress, then at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on June 1, 1815. His place and date of death are unknown.