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Birth: 1805, Ireland
Death: Mar. 19, 1880
Pennsylvania, USA

John Brown, Gunner's Mate, USN, USS Frolic, Civil War, Served 1870-1872 Last Enlistment, Served 20 Years 9 Months 17 Days.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915 about John Brown
Name: John Brown
Birth Date: abt 1805
Birth Place: Ireland
Death Date: 19 Mar 1880
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age at Death: 75
Burial Date: 22 Mar 1880
Burial Place: Philadelphia, Penn
Gender: Male
Race: White
Occupation: Mariner
Residence: Philadlphia, Philadelphia, PA
Cemetery: Mount Moriah
Marital Status: Single
FHL Film Number: 2032169

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about John Brown
Name: John Brown
Death Date: 19 Mar 1880
Cemetery: MT. Moriah Naval Plot
Cemetery Address: 62nd St & Kingsessing Ave Philadelphia, PA 19142
Buried At: Section 2 Row 17 Site 11

Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 about John Brown
Name: John Brown
Birth Date: 1805
Death Date: 19 Mar 1880
Age: 75
Military Branch: Navy
Veteran of Which War: U.S. Civil War
Cemetery Name: Mt Noriah
Cemetery Location: Delaware

USS Frolic (1864-1883).
Named Advance until 1865

USS Frolic, an 880-ton side-wheel steamer, was originally built as a civilian packet at Greenock, Scotland, in 1862. She operated as the Confederate blockade runner Advance from 1863 until her capture by USS Santiago de Cuba on 10 September 1864. Purchased by the U.S. Navy from the prize court in that month, she was commissioned as USS Advance in October 1864. During the rest of that year, and into 1865, she was active off the North Carolina coast and took part in the assaults on Fort Fisher in December 1864 and January 1865. Advance went to New York in March 1865 and was out of commission there until June, when she was placed back into service and renamed Frolic.

Frolic was then assigned to the European Squadron as a dispatch vessel, a mission for which she was well suited by virtue of her small size and good speed. Arriving at Flushing, the Netherlands, in July 1865, she operated in northern European waters and in the Mediterranean until 1869. Again out of commission from May to September 1869, Frolic's next active service was patrolling the North Atlantic fishing grounds in April-October 1870. After another period in reserve, she operated off New England for several months in 1872 and was then station ship at New York. In 1875-77, she cruised in South American waters as a unit of the South Atlantic Squadron. Decommissioned for the last time in October 1877, USS Frolic was sold in October 1883. She was a civilian ship, retaining the name Frolic, for a few years after that.

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Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: USNH Plot 2 Row 17 Grave 11
Created by: Rubbings
Record added: Mar 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86400047
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