USS Estrella

The USS Estrella was an ex-Army sidewheel steamer that served on the West Gulf Blockading Squadron from 1862 to 1867. She was Acting RADM Henry K. Thatcher's flagship when he commanded the squadron.

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  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    John FrankOrdinary Seaman26 October 186322
    James GloverFireman 2nd Class6 October 186333
    John GouldShip's Cook2 November 186332
    Diederick HeickFireman 1st Class3 November 186333
    Sterling HickersonSurgeon's Steward6 October 186329
    James HicksFireman 1st Class20 October 1863
    Frank HughesSeaman25 August 186319
    William JohnsonSeaman8 March 186345
    John JohnstonBoatswain's Mate20 October 186335
    Charles S. MasonActing 3rd Assistant Engineer13 November 1863
    Eugene McCarthySeaman1 July 186342
    John MeenanCoal Heaver3 November 186322
    William PalmerFireman 1st Class28 November 186326
    Andrew J. ReynoldsLandsman1 October 186433
    Oliver D. RootAssistant Surgeon30 October 1863
    Cornelius P. RyanLandsman1 October 186348
    Phillip SmithCoal Heaver24 September 186335
    James StewartQuartermaster4 November 186324
    Robert Stott2nd Assistant Engineer24 November 1863
    Cornelius M. TinkerActing Master27 May 1863
    Michael WelchLandsman3 November 186320
    George WoodLandsman25 October 186321


    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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