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Stephen Champlin

Born: Nov 17, 1789

Death: Feb 20, 1870

Birthplace: Rhode Island

Nationality: United States

Stephen Champlin

Date of Birth : Nov 17, 1789
Date of Death : Feb 20, 1870
Birth Place : Rhode Island

Stephen Champlin was an officer in the United States Navy during the War of 1812. Born in Kingston, Rhode Island, Champlin entered the Navy as a sailing master 22 May 1812. He commanded the schooner Scorpion in her capture of the British Little Belt during the Battle of Lake Erie, and later in the War of 1812 was wounded when his ship was taken on Lake Huron. Retired in 1855, Captain Champlin was later promoted to Commodore on the retired list, and died in Buffalo, New York. Two ships have been named USS Champlin for him, as was Champlin, Minnesota This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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