Capt James Sever

Capt James Sever

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Death 16 Dec 1845 (aged 84)
Burial Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Sever
Memorial ID 39850829 · View Source
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From Kingston Town Hall Records:
SEVER
• James, Dec 16, 1845, 84 yrs
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Captain James Sever was the first Captain of the heavy frigate USS Congress which was a sister ship of the USS Constitution. He also was the superintendent of the construction of the USS Congress at a shipyard in Portsmouth, NH. The sister ship Constitution still exists today in Boston Harbor. In fact, it was Captain James Sever who christened Constitution with a bottle of wine during her launching on Oct. 21, 1797.

A Special Thanks to Find a Grave Contributor, GAR (#47370485), for the above information & photo of Captain Sever & back of portrait showing his birth & death dates.


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  • Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
  • Added: 25 Jul 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 39850829
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt James Sever (2 Nov 1761–16 Dec 1845), Find a Grave Memorial no. 39850829, citing Old Burying Ground, Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 (contributor 47081711) .