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Isaac Chauncey
Isaac Chauncey (20 February 1779 – 27 January 1840) was an officer in the United States Navy.

Biography

Chauncey, born in Black Rock, Connecticutmarker, 20 February 1779, was appointed a Lieutenant in the Navy from 17 September 1798. He fought with gallantry in the West Indiesmarker during the Quasi-War with Francemarker; in the Mediterraneanmarker during the First Barbary War; and commanded John Adams (1804–5), Hornet (1805–6), Washington and the Mediterranean Squadron (1815–1820).

Perhaps his most outstanding service was during the War of 1812 when he commanded the naval forces on Lake Ontariomarker, conducting amphibious operations in cooperation with the Army, and containing the large Britishmarker fleet under the command of Sir James Yeo stationed there.

His last service was as member, and, for four years, President, of the Board of Navy Commissioners. Commodore Chauncey died in Washington 27 January 1840.

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