Arthur Ahern, Master at Arms, USN
Pension records show service on board USS Tioga and USS Minnesota. Death Cert says Calvary Cemetery ??? Which One... Let Me Know..
U.S. Navy Pensions Index, 1861-1910about Arthur Ahern
Name: Arthur Ahern
Pension Approval: Approved
File Number: 1060
Certification Number: 7254
USS Tioga (1862) was a large steamer with powerful guns, acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War.
Tioga was used by the Union Navy as a gunboat in support of the Union Navy blockade of Confederate waterways.
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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