William W. Adams

William W. Adams

Birth
Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Death 24 Feb 1874 (aged 37–38)
Wynantskill, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Burial Sand Lake, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Plot Section 1R
Memorial ID 33526628 · View Source
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Son of Luther L. Adams and Julia Flint.
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William W Adams, Ordinary Seaman, USN, also CPL NY Infantry.

Pension records show service on board USS Minnesota.

USS Minnesota was a wooden steam frigate in the United States Navy. Launched in 1855 and commissioned eighteen months later, the ship served in east Asia for two years before being decommissioned. She was recommissioned at the outbreak of the American Civil War and returned to service as the flagship of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron.

During the first day of the Battle of Hampton Roads on March 8, 1862, Minnesota ran aground, and the following battle badly damaged her and inflicted many casualties. On the second day of the battle, USS Monitor engaged CSS Virginia, allowing tugs to free Minnesota on the morning of 10 March. Minnesota was repaired and returned to duty, and three years later she participated in the Second Battle of Fort Fisher. Minnesota served until 1898, when she was stricken, beached and burnt to recover her metal fittings and to clear her name for a newly-ordered battleship, USS Minnesota (BB-22).


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  • Added: 3 Feb 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 33526628
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William W. Adams (1836–24 Feb 1874), Find a Grave Memorial no. 33526628, citing Sand Lake Union Cemetery, Sand Lake, Rensselaer County, New York, USA ; Maintained by adb (contributor 46875971) .