Chauncey, Isaac

Chauncey, Isaac

(1772–1840) naval officer; born in Black Rock, Conn. He commanded the naval forces on Lakes Ontario and Erie during the War of 1812. He commanded the Mediterranean squadron (1816–18) and later held important administrative posts within the navy.
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