LTJG William Benjamin Arrants

LTJG William Benjamin Arrants

Death 9 Nov 1890 (aged 49–50)
Maryland, USA
Burial Harmony, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 84392097 · View Source
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William B Arrants, Ltjg, USN

Pension records show service on board USS Tuscarora as Mate, USS Suwanee as Acting Ensign, USS Perry, USS Marblehead, Tug Boat Rose, and USS Pawnee.

Officers of the Continental and U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, 1775-1900 about William B Arrants
Name: William B Arrants
Rank Information: Mate, Acting Ensign, Ensign, Master, Retired List, Title changed to Lieutenant Junior Grade
Service Dates: 4 Mar 1861, 14 Sep 1863, 12 Mar 1868, 18 Dec 1868, 23 May 1870
Military Branch: US Navy Officers (1798-1900)
Death Date: 13 Nov 1890

Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 about William B Arrants
Name: William B Arrants
Birth Date: abt 1840
Event Type: Burial
Burial Date: 13 Nov 1890
Burial Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Organization Name: Grace Church Episcopal Chapel


Boat crew under Acting Ensign William B. Arrants from U.S.S. Perry was captured while reconnoitering Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina, to determine if a ship being outfitted there as a blockade runner could be destroyed. Noting that a boat crew from T.A. Ward had been captured in the same area 2 months before, Rear Admiral Dahlgren wrote: "These blunders are very annoying, and yet I do not like to discourage enterprise and dash on the part of our officers and men. Better to suffer from the excess than the deficiencies of these qualities."

The first USS Tuscarora was a sloop of war in the United States Navy during the American Civil War.

Tuscarora was laid down on 27 June 1861 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Merrick & Sons; launched on 24 August 1861; sponsored by Miss Margaret Lardner; and commissioned on 5 December 1861, Commander Tunis A. M. Craven in command.

The first USS Suwanee was a 3rd-rate gunboat commissioned by the Union Navy in its struggle against the Confederate States of America in the American Civil War.

Commissioned late in the war, Suwanee spent several weeks searching for the Confederate raider CSS Shenandoah without success. Suwanee was eventually wrecked off British Columbia in 1868.

USS Perry (1843) was a brig commissioned by the Union Navy prior to the American Civil War. She was tasked by the Navy for various missions, including those related to diplomatic tensions with Paraguay, the Mexican-American War, the slave trade, and the American Civil War.

Perry was launched in May 1843 by the Norfolk Navy Yard; and commissioned 13 October 1843, Comdr. Samuel F. Du Pont in command.

USS Marblehead was a Unadilla-class gunboat built for the United States Navy during the American Civil War.

Marblehead was launched by G. W. Jackman, Newburyport, Massachusetts, 16 October 1861; and commissioned on 8 March 1862; Lieutenant Commander Somerville Nicholson in command.

The first USS Pawnee was a sloop-of-war in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. She was named for the Pawnee Indian tribe.

Pawnee was laid down in 1858 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard; launched 8 October 1859, sponsored by Miss Grace Tyler; and commissioned 11 June 1860, Commander H. J. Hartstene in command.

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  • Created by: Rubbings
  • Added: 2 Feb 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 84392097
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for LTJG William Benjamin Arrants (1840–9 Nov 1890), Find a Grave Memorial no. 84392097, citing Grace Church Cemetery, Harmony, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) .