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Elias K. Owen (November 21, 1834-April 8, 1877) was a United States Navy officer.

Biography[]

Born November 21, 1834, in Chicago, Owen entered the Navy in 1848. During the Civil War he served in the Mississippi Squadron, commanding Louisville and a division of Admiral David Porter's squadron.

Owen died April 8, 1877 at Kaskaskia, Illinois.

Namesake[]

The destroyer Owen was named for him.

References[]

This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.


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