USS Clifton

The USS Clifton was a converted ferry purchased by the Navy on 2 December 1861. She was assigned to the Mortar Flotilla of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron on 18 March 1862. She participated in the Battles of Fort Jackson and St. Phillip, the siege of Vicksburg and the short-lived capture of Galveston.

The Clifton was captured by Confederate forces along with the USS Sachem at Sabine Pass, TX on 8 September 1863.

  • USS Clifton on NavSource

  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    Miller L. R. BarneyOrdinary Seaman8 September 186318
    Richard BibbySeaman20 April 1863
    John BurkeOrdinary Seaman28 June 186224
    John B. CarterLandsman28 June 1862
    Thomas CollinsGunner's Mate28 June 1862
    ⚔ 〰John ConnorFireman 2nd Class28 June 1862
    George CrozierLandsman4 June 186428
    Thomas CuffLandsman21 October 1863
    John DennisonLandsman20 March 186423
    George B. DerwentWardroom Steward28 June 186222
    Michael DriscollLandsman8 September 186321
    William H. FieldLandsman20 October 186224
    Peter HallLandsman28 June 1862
    ★ ⋂Frederick HamiltonSeaman23 July 186430
    John HudsonMaster at Arms28 June 1862
    Samuel S. JonesPilot18 July 1862
    ★ ⋂Ralph Kunn-17 September 1864
    Ralph S. LinnellSeaman28 August 1864
    William MorrisCaptain's Cook28 June 1862
    James MorrisonPrivate, USMCSeptember 1863
    Patrick O'Brien-3 March 1864
    Robert RhodesActing Master8 September 1863
    Robert SargeantShip's Cook28 June 186222
    Thomas SecambCoal Heaver15 November 1863
    Alpheus ToddLandsman20 December 186327
    ★ ⋂Thomas WilsonOrdinary Seaman18 October 186425


    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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