USS Wave

The USS Wave was a sidewheel steamer acquired by the Navy on 14 November 1863 and assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron in early 1864.

On 6 May 1864, the Wave along with the USS Granite City were captured by Confederates after a fight at Calcasieu Pass, Louisiana.

  • USS Wave on Wikipedia

  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death
    Joseph BarlowCoal Heaver1864
    John BreshenLandsman6 October 1864
    Alonzo BurkLandsman25 October 1864
    Charles CarterLandsman1864
    Eugene ClarkYeoman31 October 1864
    Joseph ConcklinCoal Heaver31 August 1864
    Patrick ConingtonCoal Heaver24 September 1864
    William CorstonLandsman1864
    John DavenportCoal Heaver10 July 1864
    Martin DoolinFireman 2nd Class24 July 1864
    Dennis EnrightFireman 2nd Class1864
    Dennis FitzgeraldSeaman23 September 1864
    Michael HalpinCoal Heaver1864
    Joseph LownsonShip's Cook10 July 1864
    Charles McCannCoal Heaver6 October 1864
    Patrick ReillyFireman 1st Class1864
    Edward RileyCoal Heaver1864
    William SullivanFireman 2nd Class4 August 1864
    William H. Wilson3rd Assistant Engineer15 August 1864


    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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