The Info List - Isaac Chauncey

Isaac Chauncey
Isaac Chauncey
(February 20, 1772 – January 27, 1840)[1][2][3] was an officer in the United States
United States
Navy who served in the Quasi-War, The Barbary Wars
Barbary Wars
and the War of 1812. In the latter part of his naval career he was President of the Board of Navy Commissioners.


1 Biography 2 Legacy 3 References 4 Bibliography 5 External links

Biography[edit] Chauncey, born in Black Rock, Connecticut, was appointed a lieutenant in the Navy from 17 September 1798. He fought with gallantry in the West Indies
West Indies
during the Quasi-War
with France; in the Mediterranean during the First Barbary War; and commanded John Adams (1804–5), Hornet (1805–6), Washington and the Mediterranean
Squadron (1815–1820). He was promoted to captain in 1806. Perhaps his most outstanding service was during the War of 1812
War of 1812
when he commanded the naval forces on Lake Ontario, conducting amphibious operations in cooperation with the Army, and containing the British fleet under the command of Sir James Yeo
Sir James Yeo
stationed there.[4] He also served twice as commandant of the New York Naval Shipyard. In May 1829, while in command of the shipyard, Chauncey led a series of searches for the body of George Washington Adams, who committed suicide by jumping from the deck of the steamship Benjamin Franklin.[5] His last service was as member, and, for four years, President, of the Board of Navy Commissioners. Commodore Chauncey died in Washington, on 27th of January, 1840. Legacy[edit]

USS Chauncey named in his honor.


^  Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Chauncey, Isaac". Encyclopædia Britannica. 6 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 18.  ^ Spencer Tucker. Almanac of American Military History. 1. p. 482. Retrieved 2016-06-28.  ^ " Isaac Chauncey
Isaac Chauncey
(1772-1840)". NY History. Retrieved 2016-06-28.  ^ Marsh, Ruth (October 1942). "War on Lake Ontario: 1812–1815" (PDF). IV (4). Rochester Public Library: 6–19. Retrieved 2009-01-20.  ^ Kaplan, Fred (2014). John Quincy Adams: American Visionary. New York, NY: HarperCollins. p. 441. ISBN 9780061915413. 

Bibliography[edit] Further reading

Dudley, William S.; Cogar, William B., Ed. (1989) "Commodore Isaac Chauncey and U.S. Joint Operations on Lake Ontario, 1813–14." In New Interpretations in Naval History: Selected Papers From the Eighth Naval History Symposium Naval Institute Press, Annapolis. Hickey, Donal R. (1989). The War of 1812, A Forgotten Conflict. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, Chicago and Urbana. ISBN 0-252-01613-0.  Url Paine, Ralph Delahaye (2010) [1920]. The fight for a free sea: a chronicle of the War of 1812. Yale University Press, New Haven, 1920. p. 235. ISBN 1-59114-362-4.  Url

External links[edit]

The Isaac Chauncey
Isaac Chauncey
papers, at the William L. Clements Library
William L. Clements Library
contain professional letters and documents from throughout Chauncey's naval career.

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 16149802 LCC