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Percival Drayton

25 August 1812 - 4 August 1865

Captain Percival Drayton, USN

Chronology of Naval Service

1827
1 December - appointed Midshipman.
21 December - ordered to Norfolk School.

1828
20 June - ordered to duty in USS Hudson.

1830
22 March - warranted Midshipman.
28 September - ordered to New York School.

1831
10 February - granted 2 months leave.

1832
7 December - granted 3 months leave

1833
3 April - ordered to Examination.
4 June - ordered to Receiving Ship at Philadelphia.
2 July - granted 3 months leave.
12 July - warranted as Passed Midshipman.
26 November - furloughed for 12 months.

1835
24 July - ordered to duty in USS Constitution.

1838
19 March - promoted to Lieutenant.
4 August - granted 3 months leave.

1839
23 November - ordered to duty in USS Enterprise.

1843
7 August - detached from USS Yorktown and granted 3 months leave.
16 October - ordered to duty in Receiving Ship at Charleston, South Carolina.
24 October - previous order revoked.

1844
15 June - ordered to Command of USS Oukahye.
26 June - detached and waiting orders.

1845
11 April - ordered to duty in USS Columbus.

1848
6 March - detached from Columbus and granted 3 months leave.
25 April - granted 6 months leave to visit Europe.

1849
20 April - ordered to duty in USS Mississippi.

1850
13 August - ordered to return to Mediterranean Squadron.

1852
30 June - detached from USS Independence and granted 3 months leave.
1 October - ordered to Ordnance duty at New York Navy Yard.

1855
8 October - commissioned Commander.

1858
13 September - ordered to duty in USS Sabine.

1859
14 May - detached and waiting orders.
19 May - Member, Board of Examiners at Annapolis.
28 October - Member, Board of Examiners.

1860
9 June - Member, Board of Examiners.
14 September - ordered to Ordnance duty at Philadelphia.

1861
18 September - detached and ordered to duty with the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron.
5 October - ordered to command of USS Pocahontas.

1862
4 August - promoted to Captain.
22 September - detached from USS Pawnee and ordered to command USS Passaic.

1863
8 April - commissioned Captain.
16 May detached and appointed Superintendent of Ordnance Department of New York Navy Yard.
12 December - detached and ordered to duty as Fleet Captain of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron.

1864
14 December - detached and granted 2 weeks leave.

1865
28 April - appointed Chief of the Bureau of Navigation.
4 August - died at Washington, DC.

Ships named for Percival Drayton:

USS Drayton I (DD-23)

USS Drayton II (DD-366)

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Published: Tue Oct 13 10:34:51 EDT 2015