Webster Lane

Webster Lane

Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 18 Dec 1889 (aged 56)
New York, USA
Burial Chappaqua, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 95833104 · View Source
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Webster Lane, second Assistant Engineer, US Navy, Civil War, born and appointed from Massachusetts; transferred from the tug Roanoke, June 1, 1864; transferred at Port Royal to another vessel; appointed third assistant engineer, May 23, 1861; second assistant engineer, August 3, 1863; later served on USS Roanoke; resigned March 22, 1867. Died 18 December 1889 in New York

Pension Records show service on board USS Colorado, USS Minnesota, USS Tecumseh and USS Roanoke

U.S. Navy Pensions Index, 1861-1910about Webster Lane
Name: Webster Lane
Publication: M1279
Pension Approval: Approved
File Number: 15280
Certification Number: 4665
Fiche Number: 3940

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profilesabout Webster Lane
Name: Webster Lane
Residence: Massachusetts
Enlistment Date: 23 May 1861
Rank at enlistment: 3 Asst Engineer
State Served: UN
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Commissioned an officer in the UN Navy on 23 May 1861.
Promoted to Full 2 Assistant Engineer on 03 Aug 1863.
Mustered out on 22 Mar 1867.
Sources: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War

USS Roanoke (1857-1883) -- As an Ironclad

Between late March 1862 and June 1863, the steam frigate Roanoke was cut down to her gun deck and rebuilt as a triple-turret armored warship. It was originally expected that this work would produce a seagoing ironclad ram in minimal time, but problems with armor supply and fabrication slowed her conversion considerably. Commissioned in late June 1863 and sent to Hampton Roads, Virginia, to rejoin the blockade, her voyage southward convincingly demonstrated that she was unsuitable for fighting on the opean ocean.

Roanoke was therefore employed in the defenses of Hampton Roads. While her deep draft restricted her to the main shipping channels, her six heavy guns provided a final barrier in case the Confederate ironclads on the James River should break out. Following the end of the war, she was sent to New York, where she was decommissioned in June 1865. Despite her flaws, Roanoke lasted for nearly two more decades. Though most of this time was spent laid up "in ordinary", she was commissioned for harbor service during 1874-75. USS Roanoke was finally stricken from the Navy list in August 1882 and sold for scrapping in September 1883.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Webster Lane (24 Sep 1833–18 Dec 1889), Find a Grave Memorial no. 95833104, citing Fair Ridge Cemetery, Chappaqua, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) .