Dates of Service: 5/2/1812 - 3/5/1817
Death Date: 3/19/1819
William Taylor was born in Virginia. His date of birth is not known.
Taylor entered USS Constitution on May 2, 1812 at Washington Navy Yard. His rank was midshipman. Taylor was ordered to USS Congress on September 26, 1816 at Boston, Massachusetts. His rank was acting lieutenant. He received a commission on March 5, 1817 as lieutenant.
Battles and Engagements
Taylor was on board for the battles with HMS Guerriere and HMS Java .
A midshipman named Taylor drowned on March 19, 1819, but it is unclear whether it was William Taylor or James B. Taylor.