William McKean Military Person

William mckean

William Wister McKean (19 September 1800 – 22 April 1865) was an admiral in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He was noted for his service in the Union blockade that effectively closed Confederate seaports in the Gulf of Mexico. Born in Pennsylvania, McKean was the grandson of Thomas McKean, the governor of that state. William Wister McKean was appointed midshipman on 30 November 1814. He served in the Navy from the War of 1812 to the Civil War, when he rose to the rank of flag officer in command of the Gulf Blockading Squadron and later the East Gulf Blockading Squadron. McKean was relieved from active duty on 4 June 1862. McKean died at Binghamton, New York., 22 April 1865. Two ships were named USS McKean in his honor.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 19th, 1800
Date of death
April 22nd, 1865 at age of 64
Place of death
Binghamton
Places lived
Pennsylvania , United States of America
pop. 12,773,801 (2013)

Military service

Force Unit Rank From To
United States Navy

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