George Claghorn (1748 - 1824)

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About George Claghorn

Photo: USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides") under sail, August 19, 2012

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Claghorn

George Claghorn (July 17, 1748 [O.S. July 6, 1748 – February 3, 1824), was an American patriot who served in the War of the American Revolution. After the war, he was awarded the rank of colonel in the Massachusetts militia. Claghorn was the master builder of the USS Constitution, a.k.a. "Old Ironsides", in 1794 – 1797. The Constitution is the oldest naval vessel in the world that is still commissioned, afloat and seaworthy.


Military career


Claghorn served in the Massachusetts militia during the American revolution. He was shot, wounded in the knee, at the battle of Bunker Hill. After the war, Claghorn was promoted to the rank of colonel in the militia.

Col. Claghorn Memorial http://www.rixsan.com/nbvisit/attract/claghorn.htm


The Constitution, a.k.a. "Old Ironsides" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Constitution

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Colonel George Claghorn's Timeline

1748
1748
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1770
Age 22
1771
1771
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1772
February 8, 1772
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1776
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1776
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1779
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1782
November 10, 1782
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1791
February, 1791
Age 43
1824
1824
Age 76