A Virtual Cemetery created by Rubbings

USS Chesapeake (1799)

USS Chesapeake was a 38-gun wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. She was one of the original six frigates whose construction was authorized by the Naval Act of 1794. Joshua Humphreys designed these frigates to be the young navy's capital ships. Chesapeake was originally designed as a 44-gun frigate but construction delays, material shortages, and budget problems caused builder Josiah Fox to alter her design to 38 guns. Launched at the Gosport Navy Yard on 2 December 1799, Chesapeake began her career during the Quasi-War with France and saw service in the First Barbary War.On 22 June 1807 she was fired upon by HMS Leopard of the Royal Navy for refusing to comply with a search for deserters. The event, now known as the Chesapeake–Leopard Affair, angered the American populace and government and was a precipitating factor that led to the War of 1812. As a result of the affair, Chesapeake's commanding officer, James Barron, was court-martialed and the United States instituted the Embargo Act of 1807 against England.Early in the War of 1812 she made one patrol and captured five British merchant ships before returning. She was captured by HMS Shannon shortly after sailing from Boston, Massachusetts, on 1 June 1813. The Royal Navy took her into their service as HMS Chesapeake, where she served until she was broken up and her timbers sold in 1820; they are now part of the Chesapeake Mill in Wickham, England.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Chesapeake_%281799%29

24 memorials
Page 1
 Peter Adams

Peter Adams

1771 – 7 Jun 1813

Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada

SMN Joseph Arnold

unknown – 22 Jun 1807
Body lost or destroyed
No grave photo

Lieut Edward Ballard

unknown – 1 Jun 1813
Body lost at sea
 James Barron

James Barron

15 Sep 1768 – 21 Aug 1851

United States Naval Officer. He performed well in...

Portsmouth, Portsmouth city, Virginia, USA

 William Ward Burrows, Jr

William Ward Burrows, Jr

6 Oct 1785 – 5 Sep 1813

United States War of 1812 Naval Officer. As a...

Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA

 Richard Dale

Richard Dale

6 Nov 1756 – 26 Feb 1826

Revolutionary War Naval Officer. Served in the...

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA

 Stephen Decatur, Jr

Stephen Decatur, Jr

5 Jan 1779 – 22 Mar 1820

American Naval Officer. Born in Sinnepuxent,...

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA

John Evans

unknown – 1 Jun 1813
Body lost at sea
 Josiah Fox

Josiah Fox

1763 – 1847

Colerain, Belmont County, Ohio, USA

 Paul Hamilton
No grave photo

Paul Hamilton

16 Oct 1762 – 30 Jun 1816

South Carolina Governor. Served as the Governor of...

Grays Hill, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA

Pollard Hopewell

unknown – 1 Jun 1813
Body lost at sea
 Joshua Humphreys

Joshua Humphreys

17 Jun 1751 – 12 Jan 1838

Havertown, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA

 James Lawrence

James Lawrence

1 Oct 1781 – 1 Jun 1813

War of 1812 United States Naval Officer. He...

Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA

SMN John Lawrence

unknown – 22 Jun 1807
Body lost or destroyed

Courtlandt Livingston

unknown – 1 Jun 1813
Body lost or destroyed
Lieut A C Ludlow

Lieut A C Ludlow

1789 – 13 Jun 1813

Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada

Lieut Augustus C. Ludlow

Lieut Augustus C. Ludlow

1 Jan 1792 – 13 Jun 1813

Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA

SMN Robert McDonald

unknown – 27 Jun 1807
Body lost or destroyed

SMN John Miller

unknown – 1 Jun 1813
Body lost or destroyed

SMN Peter Shackerly

unknown – 22 Jun 1807
Body lost or destroyed

Advertisement