USS A. Houghton

The USS A. Houghton was a 326 ton bark that was purchased by the Navy on 12 October 1861 and commissioned 19 February 1862, Acting Master Newell Graham commanding.

The A. Houghton was assigned to the David Porter's Mortar Flotilla within the West Gulf Blockading Squadron and in that capacity participated in the battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip and the fall of New Orleans, & the attack on Vicksburg. Afterwards, she was homeported at the Pensacola Navy Yard as an ammunition ship until March 1863 when she was reassigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron.

  • USS A. Houghton on Wikipedia

  • Deaths

    Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age


    killed in action
    prisoner of war
    died of disease or injury
    died of yellow fever
    ø died due to vessel loss
    died in ordnance accident
    buried on land in marked grave
    buried/lost at sea
    🎖 Medal of Honor recipient
    transcribed letters of sailor/marine posted

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