Rank(s): Able Seaman
Dates of Service: 8/5/1813 - 7/31/1815
William Hanson’s place and date of birth are not known.
Hanson entered USS Constitution on August 5, 1813 at Boston, Massachusetts. His rank was able seaman. He was on the larboard, assigned to the forecastle, and served as the second captain of the no. 12 gun. Hanson was discharged on July 31, 1815.
Battles and Engagements
Hanson was on board for the battles with HMS Cyane and HMS Levant, and the capture of HMS Pictou.
Hanson’s date and place of death are unknown.