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William Ducken

Death 20 Jun 1876
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot USNH Plot 2 Row 15 Grave 24
Memorial ID 86866606 · View Source
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William Ducken, Boatswains Mate, USN, Civil War, USS De Soto, 19 Years Service

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about William Ducken
Name: William Ducken
Death Date: 20 Jun 1876
Cemetery: MT. Moriah Naval Plot
Cemetery Address: 62nd St & Kingsessing Ave Philadelphia, PA 19142
Buried At: Section 2 Row 15 Site 24

Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 about William Ducken
Name: William Ducken
Death Date: 20 Jun 1876
Military Branch: Navy
Veteran of Which War: U.S. Civil War
Cemetery Name: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Yeadon, Pennsylvania

USS De Soto was a fast wooden-hulled sidewheel steamship that saw service as a U.S. Navy gunboat during the American Civil War.

De Soto was originally a privately-owned vessel, built for passenger service between New York and New Orleans. With the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, she was purchased by the Navy, commissioned as USS De Soto, and sent to assist with the blockade of Confederate ports. De Soto's speed made her an effective pursuit ship, and she would capture or bring about the destruction of a total of eighteen blockade runners during the war.

In the postwar period, De Soto continued to serve with the Navy, mostly in South American waters, until resold to her original owners in 1868 for resumption of service as a passenger ship. She caught fire and was burned to the waterline in December 1870.

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  • Added: 16 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86866606
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Ducken (unknown–20 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86866606, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) .