|Death: ||Jul. 3, 1880|
John S. Albert was born in 1835. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1855 from New York and was named Chief Engineer in 1861. He served with distinction during the Civil War and died in 1880. Death Date: 3 Jul 1880 Age 45 Years at Death
Pension Records show service on board USS Mohawk, USS Powatan, and USS Lackawanna.
The diary portion of the volume covers the period between August 1868 and November 1874 and was kept during cruises to Central and South America. It contains references to the 1868 earthquakes in Bolivia and Peru. The volume also contains copies of about 50 letters from Albert to various naval figures, primarily relating to ships' trials and engine performances.
Officers of the Continental and U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, 1775-1900 about John S Albert
Name: John S Albert
Rank Information: Third Assistant Engineer, Second Assistant Engineer, First Assistant Engineer, Chief Engineer
Service Dates: 8 Sep 1855, 21 Jul 1858, 30 Aug 1859
Military Branch: US Navy Officers (1798-1900)
Death Date: 3 Jul 1880
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915 about John S Albert
Name: John S Albert
Birth Date: abt 1835
Death Date: 3 Jul 1880
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age at Death: 45
Burial Date: 7 Jul 1880
Occupation: Civil Engineer
Street Address: 3719 Walnut St - 27th Ward
Cemetery: Woodlands Cem.
Marital Status: Married
FHL Film Number: 2047203
The second USS Mohawk was a screw steamship in the United States Navy.
Mohawk was built as Caledonia by Teas & Birely, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; launched 11 June 1853; chartered by the Navy 13 September 1858; and entered service soon after, Commander Augustus L. Case in command.
Mohawk sailed at once for South America to take part in Flag Officer William B. Shubrick's 18-ship Paraguay expedition, attempting to gain apology for the 1855 firing upon survey steamer Water Witch. Arriving Asunción with the squadron 25 January 1859, Caledonia took position above Rosario in Río de la Plata, ready for operations while negotiations were conducted. Paraguay agreed to apologize for the incident and pay an indemnity.
The steamer returned to the United States in February, was purchased by the Navy 14 June 1859, and renamed Mohawk on that date. She commissioned at New York Navy Yard 19 September 1859, Lt. Tunis Craven in command.
Mohawk operated against pirates and slavers off the east coast and in the Caribbean through 1861, capturing slave ship Wildfire in Old Bahama Canal 28 April 1860, and delivering the prize to Key West where the crew was imprisoned. The 530 Africans on board were placed in a camp for protection, guarded by Mohawk's marines, until they could be returned home. From 15 November on Lieutenant Craven in Mohawk with steamer Wyandotte defended Forts Jefferson and Taylor at Key West, from actions of "bands of lawless men", a farsighted action that enabled the Union to retain that vital Florida base, so valuable during the forthcoming naval operations in the American Civil War.
The steamer remained on guard at Key West until the end of January 1861 and then sailed for New York. On 11 March 1861, Mohawk departed for the Caribbean, escorting supply ship Empire City to Havana and then Indianola, Texas. The warship proceeded to Pensacola, Florida via Havana and Key West, arriving 10 May and took up her blockade station off that port. She next moved on to patrol off St. Marks, Florida, capturing sloop George B. Sloat 5 July attempting to run the blockade. She remained on station until sailing for New York 8 April 1862.
Two and one-half months later, Mohawk sailed for Port Royal, South Carolina, to join Flag Officer Samuel F. DuPont's South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. She returned to Port Royal in June 1863 for duty as guardship. Ordered north for repairs 27 June 1864, on 6 July she reported to Commodore Cornelius Stribling at Philadelphia Navy Yard.
Mohawk's old and damaged boilers with her poor general condition from wartime use proved her unfit for further service. She was sold 12 July 1864. Subsequently renamed Alliance while in commercial service, she was wrecked at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, on 4 March 1869.
The first USS Powhatan was a sidewheel steam frigate in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. She was named for Powhatan, a Native American chief of eastern Virginia. She was one of the last, and largest, of the United States Navy's paddle frigates.
Powhatan's keel was laid on 6 August 1847 at Norfolk, Virginia. Her engines were constructed by Mehaffy & Company of Gosport, Virginia. She cost $785,000. She was launched on 14 February 1850 by the Norfolk Navy Yard and commissioned on 2 September 1852, Captain William Mervine in command.
The first USS Lackawanna was a screw sloop-of-war in the Union Navy during the American Civil War.
Lackawanna was launched by the New York Navy Yard on 9 August 1862; sponsored by Ms. Imogen Page Cooper; and commissioned on 8 January 1863, Captain John B. Marchand in command. She was named after the Lackawanna River in Pennsylvania.
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