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Adapted from "Capt John Gallagher, United States Navy, Deceased" [biography, dated 30 April 1925] in Modern Biographical Files collection, Navy Department Library.

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John Gallagher

- 1 November 1842

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Captain John Gallagher, USN

Gallagher, John – Born Md.   Appointed from Md.

1809 - 6 February     appointed sailing master to date from January 16, 1809.

1809 - 11 February

           12 February

 

ordered from Baltimore to Washington.

1812 - 7 February ordered tot he United States under command of Capt. Stephen Decatur with the Squadron of Commo. John Rodgers.
1812 - 25 October took part in the battle between the United States 44 guns under Stephen Decatur, and H.B.N. frigate Macedonian 38 guns commanded by John C. Carden, which resulted in the capture of the Macedonian by the United States.
1813 - 24 July commissioned Lieutenant and confirmed by the Senate.
1815 - 6 April ordered from New York to the Congress at Portsmouth
1816 - 5 March to New York Navy Yard.
1816 2 August to the Frigate Congress, commanded by Comm. Morris in the Gulf of Mexico.
1817 - 21 October ordered to the Franklin off Annapolis, Md.
1820 - 9 March detached from Franklin
1820 - 4 April to command the schooner Asp.
1822 - 22 December ordered to New York to command the Enterprise.
1823 15 November Rendezvous at Baltimore.
1824 - 8 March to command the Shark.
1825 - 2 March promoted to commander.
1825 - 3 October to command Norfolk Navy Yard.
1827 - 26 April to Boston Navy Yard.
1828 - 15 October to command the Vandalia.
1830 - 26 November  leave of absence.
1831 - 15 March to New York Yard.
1832 - 7 January detached from New York Yard.
1834 15 March to command Navy Yard at Washington.
1835 - 1 October appointed captain.
1836 - 28 January commissioned captain. Six months leave.
1836 - 3 October to command the USS North Carolina.
1839 - 15 July  detached command of North Carolina and ordered to Receiving Ship, New York.
1841 - 26 November to command the Independence.
1842 - 17 September detached and directed to wait orders.

Died near Wilmington, Del., November 1, 1842.

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Published: Thu Mar 22 11:08:09 EDT 2018