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USS Princeton (1851)
A Virtual Cemetery created by: Rubbings
Description: USS Princeton (1851) was a large 1,370-ton steamer with powerful guns, some of whose timbers were those from the first USS Princeton, the U.S. Navy's first screw steam warship.Princeton was originally assigned to sail with Admiral Matthew C. Perry's squadron to Japan, but broke down due to boiler problems just as the voyage was to start. She was laid up prior to the start of the American Civil War, but, when that war broke out, she was reactivated as a receiving ship at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Built at the Boston Navy Yard in 1851The second Navy ship to be so named, Princeton, a clipper-built ship, was laid down in June 1851 at Boston Navy Yard; launched in October 1851; sponsored by Lt. Edward R. Thompson; and commissioned 18 May 1852 at Boston, Massachusetts, Comdr. Sidney Smith Lee in command.Some of the usable timbers of the first Princeton were incorporated in the new hull of the second Princeton. Upon completion of the hull at Boston, Princeton proceeded 19 May 1852 to Baltimore, Maryland, where her machinery was installed at Vulcan Iron Works. New boilers and propellers were added but the original engines of "Ericsson semi-cylinder" design were retained. She remained at Baltimore until 18 November when she departed for Norfolk, Virginia, arriving the same day.Assigned to Commodore PerryPrinceton was fitted out for duty with Commodore Matthew C. Perry's Squadron in the Far East and sailed 18 November 1852 from Baltimore rendezvousing with Perry's flagship, the USS Mississippi off Annapolis, Maryland. On the way down the Chesapeake Bay, she developed boiler trouble and remained at Norfolk while Mississippi continued on without her. She decommissioned 1 January 1853 at Norfolk.Assigned to Commodore ShubrickFrom July to September 1853 Princeton served as flagship of the Eastern Squadron under the command of Commodore William Shubrick, which was responsible for protecting fisheries off the coast of Nova Scotia.Princeton next returned to New York City upon completion of this assignment where she remained until 31 October 1854 and then got underway for duty in the Gulf of Mexico and the West Indies. She returned to Norfolk 10 June 1855 and was placed in ordinary.Civil War serviceIn 1857 Princeton was taken to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she was stationed as a receiving ship until 9 October 1866.
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Abel, William 89372301
b. unknown d. Dec. 18, 1876
Kensington Burial Ground
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Accardi, Salvador 89387101
b. unknown d. Nov. 15, 1861
No cemetery
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Adair, Hugh A 89463921
b. unknown d. Dec. 17, 1915
No cemetery
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Adams, Thomas 17328827
b. unknown d. May 17, 1873
Nisky Hill Cemetery
Bethlehem
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Akin, Corp Frederick B 61503649
b. 1837 d. Feb. 5, 1909
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Alben, Samuel 89772261
b. 1836 d. Aug. 3, 1889
Allegheny Cemetery
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Allman, Charles H 90151732
b. Nov. 27, 1847 d. Feb. 28, 1895
Arlington Memorial Park
Kearny
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
Alphey, Charles 90191044
b. unknown d. May 6, 1891
Lutheran All Faiths Cemet...
Middle Village
Queens County
New York, USA
Amish, SMN William C 65260216
b. unknown d. May 20, 1903
Saint Elizabeths Hospital...
Anacostia
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Anderson, SMN Andrew 90736871
b. unknown d. Aug. 11, 1894
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Anderson, Joseph P 96736428
b. unknown d. unknown
No cemetery
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Anderson, Theodore O 80591024
b. 1837 d. Mar. 25, 1897
Brecksville Cemetery
Brecksville
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Anderson, Thomas J 91151478
b. unknown d. Feb. 6, 1893
Loudon Park Cemetery
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Andrea, James 91357397
b. unknown d. Aug. 30, 1894
The Evergreens Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Archer, SMN Edward R. 13413924
b. Oct., 1832 d. Dec. 6, 1900
Old Pittsgrove Baptist Ch...
Upper Pittsgrove
Salem County
New Jersey, USA
Archer, Joseph 92187222
b. unknown d. Jun. 10, 1899
Eden Cemetery
Collingdale
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Armstrong, James 50335444
b. 1838 d. Jan. 27, 1901
Mount Hope Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Arrington, SMN Walter R 92327975
b. 1876 d. Jun. 2, 1898
No cemetery
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Art, Jacob C 96753086
b. unknown d. Oct. 14, 1892
Forest Hills Memorial Par...
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Ashton, Beverly 45569378
b. unknown d. May 3, 1892
Arlington National Cemete...
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
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Atwood, SMN Reuel Gardner, Jr 92436144
b. Feb. 5, 1833 d. Aug. 19, 1908
No cemetery
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Ayers, Corp Andrew J 92571820
b. unknown d. Dec. 10, 1893
No cemetery
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Babcock, Silas B 92748655
b. Mar. 31, 1834 d. Jun. 1, 1908
Cemetery Park
Ventura
Ventura County
California, USA
Backus, Sylvester 96766412
b. unknown d. Mar. 8, 1869
No cemetery
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Bacon, SMN William H 2584711
b. unknown d. Feb. 24, 1890
Cypress Hills National Ce...
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Baetty, SMN Michael 2584715
b. unknown d. Jun. 14, 1892
Cypress Hills National Ce...
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Baird, William McKnight 86303485
b. 1832 d. Jun. 3, 1918
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Boyd, Andrew 85558250
b. May 1, 1836 d. Nov. 21, 1925
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Byno, SMN John 88783441
b. unknown d. Jan. 28, 1908
No cemetery
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Caffery, William 96854139
b. unknown d. Sep. 1, 1884
Greenwood Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Carlton, SMN James 86489612
b. 1819 d. Mar. 18, 1887
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Chew, Joel Abbott 96886349
b. unknown d. Nov. 5, 1873
No cemetery
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Christian, Thomas 86552925
b. 1844 d. Mar., 1867
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Cremor, SMN Thomas W 88842837
b. unknown d. Feb. 8, 1896
No cemetery
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Dickson, James H 88850154
b. unknown d. Jun. 2, 1887
Lebanon Cemetery
North York
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
Ferguson, William Crown 69342380
b. 1834 d. Feb. 2, 1897
Congressional Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Fitzhenry, SMN Samuel 88855789
b. unknown d. May 20, 1909
Hampton National Cemetery
Hampton
Hampton City
Virginia, USA
Fox, Henry W 3081962
b. 1841 d. Apr. 12, 1893
Hampton National Cemetery
Hampton
Hampton City
Virginia, USA
Galen, Peter Francis 88862075
b. 1840 d. Jun., 1904
Holy Cross Cemetery
Yeadon
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Garland, SMN Alfred 88868675
b. unknown d. unknown
No cemetery
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