The Essex was an American whaleship from Nantucket, Massachusetts. The ship, captained by George Pollard, Jr., was widely known for being attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in the southern Pacific Ocean in 1820 – an incident that served as inspiration for Herman Melville's 1851 novel, Moby-Dick.
Crew of the Essex
Thomas Chappel Obed Hendricks † Benjamin Lawrence
William Bond †
Owen Coffin † Isaac Cole † Henry De Witt* Richard Peterson † Charles Ramsdell Barzillai Ray † Samuel Reed † Isaiah Sheppard † Charles Shorter † Lawson Thomas † Seth Weeks Joseph West † William Wright