Owen Chase

Sailor, Author

1798 – 1869

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Who was Owen Chase?

Owen Chase was First Mate of the whale ship Essex, that was struck and sunk by a sperm whale on November 20, 1820. Chase wrote about the incident in Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex. This book, published in 1821, would inspire Herman Melville to write Moby-Dick.

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Born
Dec 1, 1798
Nantucket
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Employment
  • Sea captain
Died
Jun 11, 1869

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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