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Rodgers, John 1771-1838 Naval officer; born in Harford county, Md., July 11, 1771; entered the navy as lieutenant in 1798, and was executive officer of the frigate Constellation, Commodore Truxtun, which captured L'Insurgente. He did good service in the Mediterranean from 1802 to 1806, commanding the squadron of Commodore Barron in 1804. In the spring of 1811 he was in command of the President, forty-four guns, and in May had a combat with the Little Belt (see President, the). His serv
er part of 1823.
On his return from a cruise in the Mediterranean (1824-27) he was again in the board of naval commissioners, which position he relinquished in 1837.
He died in Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 1, 1838.
Naval officer; born in Harford county, Md., Aug. 8, 1812; son of the preceding; entered the navy in 1828.
He was made captain in July, 1862; commanded the Hancock in an exploring expedition to the North Pacific
Rear-Admiral John Rodgers. and China seas (1853-56), and in 1862 sup