U.S. Navy officer who sank the CSS Albemarle, a Confederate ironclad ship, during an 1864 nighttime raid.
He attended the U.S. Naval Academy, but his poor grades and his tendency to play pranks on his classmates resulted in his expulsion from the school.
He fought in the Civil War battles of Hampton Roads and Fort Fisher.
He married Katherine Louis Forbes and had two daughters.
He and Nathaniel Benchley both served in the U.S. Navy.