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George Claghorn

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Chilmark, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: February 6, 1824 (75)
Seekonk, Rhode Island, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Shubael Claghorn, Jr. and Experience Claghorn
Husband of Deborah Claghorn and Deborah Brownell
Father of Grace Beebe; Henry Claghorn; Tim Claghorn; Benjamin Claghorn; Polly (Mary) Claghorn and 5 others
Brother of Shubael Claghorn; Jedidah Luce; Experience Claghorn; Mary Skiffe; Hawes Claghorn and 5 others

Occupation: Colonel, MAJOR
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About Colonel George Claghorn

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

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

The Constitution, a.k.a. "Old Ironsides"

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Colonel George Claghorn's Timeline

July 6, 1748
Chilmark, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 21
Age 22
February 8, 1772
Age 23
Age 27
Age 28
Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 30
November 10, 1782
Age 34
November 10, 1782
Age 34
February 1791
Age 42