USS Horace Beals

The USS Horace Beals was a barkentine purchased 14 September 1861 and commissioned 5 February 1862, Lt. Comdr. K. R. Breese commanding.

She was assigned to the West Gulf Squadron, arriving on station 23 February 1862 and remained in the squadron until the close of the war.

  • USS Horace Beals on NavSource

  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    George H. BensonActing Ensign9 October 1863
    Albert C. ClarkOrdinary Seaman11 September 186321
    Thomas DoyleLandsman15 September 1863
    Asa F. HawesActing Master's Mate26 November 186327
    William JackmanLandsman8 October 1863
    Roderick McLellanSeaman15 October 186327
    George RobinsonLandsman6 October 186318


    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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