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William Lovett

Rank(s): Able Seaman

Dates of Service: 5/9/1812 - 4/18/1813

Early Life

Lovett’s date and place of birth are unknown.

Able Seaman Lovett enlisted in the Navy on May 6, 1812 and reported for duty aboard Constitution on May 9, 1812 at the Washington Navy Yard. He was transferred to Sackets Harbor, New York after April 18, 1813.

Battles and Engagements

Lovett 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 battle he was stationed at no. 5 gun on the gun deck and also worked the pumps as needed.

Lovett was one of 150 Constitution sailors who were transferred to the Great Lakes squadrons in the spring of 1813. Walking hundreds of miles overland, the parties had all arrived at Sackets Harbor by May 11, 1813. Most of these experienced seamen stayed to man Commodore Isaac Chauncey’s Lake Ontario squadron, but fifty were sent on to Oliver Hazard Perry on Lake Erie. It is not known if Lovett was among this group.


Crew ID

8183