William Lloyd Pennell

William Lloyd Pennell

Maine, USA
Death 9 Dec 1876 (aged 61)
Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Body lost or destroyed
Memorial ID 96621571 · View Source
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William L. Pennell, Acting First Assistant Engineer, US Navy, Civil War, born Maine; appointed, from Massachusetts, July 22, 1863; condemned by medical survey and sent to Norfolk Hospital, prior to the battle at Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864; later served on USS Roanoke; honorably discharged September 22, 1865

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profilesabout William L Pennell
Name: William L Pennell
Residence: Massachusetts
Enlistment Date: 22 Jul 1863
Rank at enlistment: Actg 1 Asst Eng
State Served: UN
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Commissioned an officer in the UN Navy on 22 Jul 1863.
Mustered out on 22 Sep 1865.
Sources: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War

U.S. Navy Pensions Index, 1861-1910about William L Pennell
Name: William L Pennell
Publication: M1279
Pension Approval: Approved
File Number: 15506
Certification Number: 6426
Fiche Number: 5659

Maine, Marriage Records, 1705-1922about Jane Fogg
Name: Jane Fogg
Spouse: William L Pennell
Marriage Date: 18 Sep 1838
Marriage Place: Portland
Registration Place: Portland, Cumberland
Gender: Female

Pension Records show parents as Jeremiah and Ellen He married Jane Fogg on 18 September 1838. Died 9 December 1876 in Chelsea, MA of pneumonia.

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 William Lloyd Pennell (21 Sep 1815–9 Dec 1876), Find a Grave Memorial no. 96621571, ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) Body lost or destroyed.