John Bostrom

Death 30 Apr 1849 (aged 73–74)
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot USNH Plot 2 Row 11 Grave 12
Memorial ID 86349948 · View Source
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John Bostrom, Gunners Mate, USN, USS Brandywine, Served 1834-1839, Died US Naval Home Penn

Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 about John Bostrom
Name: John Bostrom
Birth Date: 1775
Death Date: 30 Apr 1849
Age: 74
Military Branch: Navy
Cemetery Name: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

USS Brandywine (1825) (formerly named Susquehanna) was a wooden-hulled, three-masted Frigate of the United States Navy bearing 44 guns which had the initial task of conveying the Marquis de Lafayette back to France. She was later recommissioned a number of times for service in various theatres, such as in the Mediterranean, in China and in the South Atlantic Ocean,

During several instances she served as a role player in American gunboat diplomacy, a role she was well suited for with her large long-range 32-pounder guns and her devastating short-range carronades which produced severe fragmentation and fire damage to the ship fired upon, as well as widespread splinter and shrapnel injury to its crew.

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