USS Henry Janes

The USS Henry Janes was a schooner that was purchased by the Navy on 27 September 1861, outfitted with a mortar and commissioned at the Brooklyn Navy Yard 30 January 1862, Acting Master L. W. Pennington commanding.

The Henry Janes 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 participated on the Texas blockade and was later re-assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron as an ordnance vessel.

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  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    John C. HayesPaymaster's Steward27 July 186327
    John SloaneOrdinary Seaman1 August 186321
    Charles StrohuberSeaman25 July 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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