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Birth: unknown
Death: Jan. 18, 1921

John H Clark, Landsman, USN, US Civil War, USS Princeton & USS Atlanta, Served 1864-1865

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about John H Clark
Name: John H Clark
Death Date: 18 Jan 1921
Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 about John H Clark
Name: John H Clark
Death Date: 19 Jan 1921
Military Branch: Navy
Veteran of Which War: U.S. Civil War
Cemetery Name: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

The first Princeton was the first screw steam warship in the United States Navy. She was launched in 1843, decommissioned in 1847, and broken up in 1849.

The Princeton's reputation in the Navy never recovered from a devastating incident early in her service. On February 28, 1844, during a Potomac River pleasure cruise and demonstration of her two heavy guns for dignitaries, one of the guns exploded and killed Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur, Secretary of the Navy Thomas Gilmer, and other high-ranking U.S. federal officials. President John Tyler barely escaped death in the incident.

The first Atlanta was a casemate southern ironclad, converted from a Scottish-built blockade runner serving in the Confederate Navy. She was later captured in battle and then served in the Union Navy for the duration of the Civil War.

Atlanta was built in Glasgow, Scotland by James and George Thompson at the Clyde Bank Iron Shipyard and was completed as the Fingal early in 1861. She briefly operated between Glasgow and other ports in Scotland for Hutcheson's West Highland Service.

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Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: USNH Plot 3 Row 9 Grave 4
Created by: Rubbings
Record added: Mar 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86598774
John H Clark
Added by: Rubbings
John H Clark
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John H Clark
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