Rank(s): Able Seaman
Dates of Service: 8/7/1813 - 8/16/1815
Birth Date: 61782
William James was born on June 1, 1782 in New York, New York.
James entered USS Constitution on August 7, 1813 at Boston, Massachusetts. His rank was able seaman. He was on the starboard watch, assigned to the main top and served as the second loader on the no. 8 gun. He was transferred from USS Constitution on February 21, 1815 at sea. His rank was able seaman. He was discharged on August 16, 1815 at Boston, Massachusetts.
Battles and Engagements
James was on board for the battle with HMS Cyane and HMS Levant, and the capture of HMS Pictou.
James’s date and place of death are unknown.