Charles Williamson Flusser
Born in Annapolis ( Maryland ), entered Flusser 1847 in the United States Naval Academy , which he successfully graduated with the class. 1853 After his work in the Peace Navy of the USA, he took over command of the gunboat USS Commodore Perry and then the gunboat USS Miami at the beginning of the Civil War . With both ships he operated in the area of the coast of North Carolina .
On April 19, 1864, near Plymouth, there was a battle between the USS Miami and the Confederate ship CSS Albemarle , an armored paddle steamer (Ironclad). During this operation Lieutenant Commander (German: Corvette Captain ) Flusser was fatally wounded. A self-fired time fuse ricocheted off the armor of the CSS Albemarle and fell back onto the deck of the USS Miami , where it exploded.
Brigadier General (dt .: Brigadier General ) Henry Walton Wessels, commander of US Army forces in Plymouth (North Carolina), wrote in an obituary: "With the death of this capable sailor loses the navy of one of their most brilliant examples ..."
By the end of World War II , a total of four US Navy ships were named after Charles Williamson Flusser.
- USS Flusser (an enraged schooner of the southern states)
- USS Flusser (DD-20) , a Smith-class destroyer
- USS Flusser (DD-289) , a Clemson-class destroyer
- USS Flusser (DD-368) , a Mahan-class destroyer
- Lieutenant Commander Charles W. Flusser
- US Naval Historical Center
- John G. Barrett: The Civil War in North Carolina. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill NC 1963.
|SURNAME||Flusser, Charles Williamson|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American officer during the American Civil War|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 27, 1832|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Annapolis , Maryland|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 19, 1864|