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Capts. J. Phillips, S. Barren, and W. Cowper, composing one of Commo. T. Truxtun and S. Decatur s
squadron in 1800. Under Capt J. Rodgers, carried Mr. Dawson to France with the ratified treaty.

Cruised in the West Indies under Capt. A. Murray and J. Mullowny; the former had the Norfolk and Retaliation for some time under his
command in 1798-9 and 1800.

Cruised in the West Indies under Capts. S. Decatur, T. Baker, and J. A. Spotswood ; was one of the first cruisers to get to sea. See list of
captures.

Cruised in the West Indies under Capt. T. Newman, in 1799, on the Havana station, in company with the Norfolk and Pincknev, Cant.
W. Bainbridge.

Cruised in the West Indies, under Capt. C. Russel, in 1799 and 1800, squadron of Commos. Barry and Talbot ; and on the 23d March, 1801,
was despatched to recall the U. S. forces in the W. Indies, a treaty of peace with France having been ratified on the 18th of the pre
ceding month.

Cruised in the W. Indies in 1799 and 1800, under Capts. S. Barren and R. Law; first, in Commo. Truxtun s squadron, and then in Commo.
Talbot s do. ; and afterwards on the coast under Lieut. C. Talbot.

Cruised in the W. Indies in 1798 and 1800, under Capt. T. Williams, W. Bainbridge, and T. Calvert, in Commo. A. Murray s squadron
and then in Commo. T. Truxtun s do.

Cruised in the W. Indies in 1798-9, under Capt. S. Heyward, in Commo. Tingey s squadron, and then under W. Bainbridge.

Formerly the "Le Croyable," see table of captures ; was at this time commanded by Lt. Wm. Bainbridge, and was taken by the French

frigates Le Volontaire, and L Insurgente.
While in command of Lieut. B. Hillag, with all on board, having sailed in Aug. for the Guadaloupe station ; had previously performed a

cruise, under Lt. E. Preble, in Commo. Barry s squadron.
While in command of Lt. H. S. Campbell, cruised in the West Indies, in the squadrons of Commos. Barry, Truxtun, and Decatur.

Lts. J. Adams, M. Fernandis, and J. Jones, " " "

Lt. J. W. Leonard, in the squadron of Commo. S. Decatur, off Havana in 1798 to 1800.

Lt. F. Bright, in the squadron of Commo. T. Truxtun, off St. Kitts, &c., "

Lt. J. Brown, in the squadron of Commo. J. Barry, off St. Christopher, Barbadoes, &c., in 1798 to 1800.

Lt. J. Payne, in the squadron of Commo. T. Tingey, between Cuba and St. Domingo " "

Lt. G. Price, in the squadron of Commo. S. Decatur, between Havana and Matanzas

While in command of Capt. James Lawrence, by the British frigate Shannon, 38, Capt. P. B V. Broke. The C. sustaining a greater loss
in killed and wounded (165) than either of our squadrons in gaining their victories on Lakes Erie or Champlain. The enemy
acknowledge a loss of 26 killed, and 60 wounded, out of a crew of 330. Performed a cruise in the W. Indies in 1800, under Capt.
Samuel Barron. Do. Mediterranean in 1802 and 1803, Capt. J. Barron and Commo. R. V. Morris. Sailed again for the Mediterra
nean in 1807, under Capt. Chas. Gordon, as the (lag ship of Commo. James Barron ; and subsequently cruised on the coast, under the
command of Capts. S. Decalur and I. Hull.

Her captain, Wm. Bainbridge, officers, and crew taken prisoners, and the vessel afterwards gotten off by the Tripolitans, but was subse
quently recaptured and destroyed by Capt. Stephen Decatur in the Intrepid, Feb. 1<>, 180&- See table of captures. Was the flag
ship of Commo S. Decatur, senior, in the W. Indies in 180C, whose squadron consisted of 13 vessels. Second cruise in the Medi
terranean in 1801 and 1802, under Capt. Samuel Ban-on. Third do., and last, sailed from Philadelphia, July 28, 1803, for the same
station, under Capt. Wm. Bainbridge.



.Note. The column of "Guns," represents the Rate of eacti vessel, which in nearly every instance is less than the number actually car
ried ; 2d, that of " Men," the Complement allowed each; the actual number on board frequently falling far short of the allowance, owing to
the never ending casualties. 3d do. "Tons." The Tonnage of each vessel, estimated upon the rule established by an act of Congress, where-
ever sufficient data has been found ; and in the absence of the latter, the mean of conflicting statements, has usually been taken. The letter P,
in the next column, stands for Purchased. The sums in the column of " Cost," include not only the original cost of each vessel, but the
expenses of repairs and outfits, to adapt them to the public service at the time.



8



NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES. NO LONGER IN SERVICE



NAMES OF VESSELS.


Class.


Guns.


Men.


Tons.


Built or pur
chased, &c.


When


Cost.


Sold for,
&c.


Where.


When


CONGRESS 3..


Ship.

f (

tt

ft

1C
ft

Brig.
Schr.
Brig.

Schr.

Ship .

Brig .

tf

Schr.
Brig,
tt

Ketch


36

36
36

28
28

32

28

28

20
20
14
12
14

12

44

16
16
12
12
4


340

(1

250

ft

300
255
260
220

If

180
ii

80
70
90

70
400
455
4G9

120
to
130

137
103
111
70


1268




1799

ft

ft

f t

ft

an ace
accoun
it

ft
if

1800

an ace
accoun
1803

ii
ii

ii


$197,246

96,640
159,6.39

105,492
119,570

139,362
ount.

76,622
113,505

70,249
73,10*
16,294*
16,240

16,689
220,910
ount.
t.
37,428

32,522
18,763
20,873


Broken up


Norfolk


1836

July)
1800J

1814

1829
1801

ft

1823

1801
1815

1813
1814
1812

ft

1804


INSURGENT






NEW YORK 2..


1130

645

700

860
when

530

544

380




Sheer hulk
Burnt

Captured .

Burnt
Broken up

20,200
24,680
13,889
Lost

8,447
Captured .

Captured .
ii

ii

it

Blew up..


Washington

tt
tt

Valparaiso

Hampden, Me..
Norfolk


GENERAL GREEN 2..
BOSTON 3..


Warren, R. I. ..


ESSEX




ADAMS


captured, Americ
" British
New York


*JOHN ADAMS




MARYLAND


Baltimore, P....




PATAPSCO


Philadelphia....
Norfolk


AUGUSTA


ENTERPRISE 2..


135

165

135
1576
when

298
250
185


n


Little Curacoa . .
Norfolk


Ian


*m

EXPERIMENT


PRESIDENT


New York


Off New York..
English Channel.


AftGUS


captured, Americ
" British


SIREN


Philadelphia ....

Baltimore, P....
tf


NAUTILUS


Off New York. .




VIXEN


INTREPID


Off Tripoli











* Was originally built by Contract, one side having been sub-let to another contractor, who, in a spirit of economy, employed blacks
and reduced the moulds so much as not only to make a difference of several inches in the beam, but made the ship sail much belter on one
tack, than the other.



BROKEN UP, SOLD, CAPTURED, OR DESTROYED. 9



SECOND ORGANIZATION, FROM 1797 TO 1853, INCLUSIVE.



Under the command of Capl. J. Sever, sailed for the E. Indies in co. with the Essex, Dec., 1799; was totally dismasted in a gale, and
obliged to return to the U. S. Cruised in the Mediterranean in 1804 and 1805, under Captains J. Rodgers and S. Decatur. Brought
home the first Embassador from the Barbary powers. During the last war with Great Britain made several captures under Capt. J.
Smith. Soon after peace was ratified, sailed for Europe and the Mediterranean, under Capt. Charles Morris, reluming to the U. S.
the same year. In 181G and 17 cruised on the Coast and in the W. Indies, under the same commander. In 1818 do. Brazil, A. Sin
clair. 1818 to 1821, E Indies, J. D. Henley ; and last cruise from 1822 to 24, special service to Spain and W. Indies, under J. Biddle.

While in command of Capt. P. Fletcher, with all on board. She sailed from Hampton Roads in August, with instructions to cruise
between 65 and 68 W. longitude, and to run as far south as 30, N. latitude, and is supposed to have foundered in the Sept. gales.
Her first cruise was under Capt. Alex. Murray, in 1799, who hud a roving commission.

Under the command of Capt. R V. Morris, made a cruise in the W. Indies in 1800; was afterwards his flag ship in the Mediterranean in
1802 and 1803, where she was also commanded by Capt. John Rodgers. Returning to the U. S., was laid up at Washington, and in
1812 reported unworthy of repair.

By order of the Secretary of the Navy, to prevent her falling into the hands of the enemy. Under the command of Capt. C. R. Perry,
was attached to the squadron of Commo. S. Talbot, in the W. Indies, in 1800. In 1805 was a sheer hulk in the Eastern Branch, D.C.

Destroyed as above. Also composed one of Commo. Talbet s squadron in 1800, under Capt. Geo. Little ; and in the following year,
under Capt. D. McNiell, carried a minister to France, and then joined the Mediterranean squadron. Was reported unworthy of
repair in 1812.

March 28. While in command of Capt. D. Potter, by the British frigates Phtebe, 36, Capt. Hillyar, and Cherub, 20, Capt. Tucker, after
a desperate resistance of 2| hours, and a loss of 154 killed, wounded, and missing. Was the first U. S. vessel of war that doubled
the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Horn the former in 1800, under Capt. Ed. Preble, and the latter in 1813, under Capt. D. Porter.
Cruised in the Mediterranean from 1802 to 1805, under Capts. J. Barren, Wm. Bainbridge, S. Decatur, C. Stewart, Geo. Cox, and A.
Campbell. Went to Europe in 1810, under Capt. John Smith, and in 1811 composed one of Commo. Rodgers squadron on the
Coast. During the war her services are recorded in the table of captures. She was finally sold out of the British service in 1837.

While in command of Capt. Charles Morris, t i prevent capture by the enemy. Composed one of Commo. Truxtun and S. Decatur s,
sen. squadron, in the West Indies in 1779 and 1800, under Capt. R. V. Morris. Do. S. Talbot in 1800, under Capt. T. Robinson.
Cruised in the Mediterranean in 1802 and 1803, under Capt. H. G. Campbell and Commo R. V. Morris; and on our Coast in 1805,
under Capt. Alex. Murray. Laid up in Washington in 1806. Rebuilt and lengthened 15 feet in 1812; after which see her services
recorded in the table of captures.

Originally carried 24 twelves on her gun deck, and 2 long 9 s and 6 24 pd r carronades on her forecastle and poop deck. Was cut down
twice, and raised once, to a jackass frigate. Performed a cruise in the W. Indies in 1779 and 1800, under Capt. George Cross, in
Commos. Truxtun and Decatur s squadrons. Do. Mediterranean in 1802- 3- 4- 5, under Capt. and Commo. J. Rodgers, and I. Chaun-
cey. Brought home Commo. Pre.ble in 1805 ; and sailed for Europe same year, under Capt. J. H. Dent. Returned in 1811, and
cruised on the Coast, &c., until 1814, under J. Tarbcll, C. Ludlow, and W. M. Crane. To Europe in 1814, under Sam l Angus.
Mediterranean in 1815 and 16, under E. Trenchard. U. S. Coast and W. Indies in 1817 and 18, under J. D. Henley and A. S. Wads-
worth. Do. and S. America to Aug. 24, 1819, 0. H. Perry. Do. A. Claxton. Do. Brazil, 1820 to 21, A. S. Wadsworth. Do. W.
Indies, from 1821 to 29, J Renshaw, A. J. Dallas, J. J. Nicholson, and J. Wilkinson.

Performed a cruise in the W. Indies in 1800, under Capt. J. Rodgers, and in the following year carried a bearer of despatches to France.

In 1779, while in command of Capt. H. Geddes, was ordered to carry Gen. Wilkinson and suite to New Orleans, and then to join Commo.

Talbot s squadron in the W. Indies.
While in command of Lieut. McElroy, composed one of Commo. Talbot s squadron in the W. Indies, in 1779. See list of her captures.

While in Command of Lieut. J. Gallagher ; crew saved. In a cruise of only 8 months in 1800, under Lieut. J. Shaw, she fought 5 actions,
and captured 19 vessels. Owing to these gallant services, she was the only small cruiser retained in the Navy after the French war.
During the Tripolitun war she was always actively employed in the Mediterranean, under Lieuts. Sterrett, Hull, Decatur, Robinson,
&c. In 1809 she went to Europe, under Lieut. Trippe. Returning, was rebuilt, altered to a Brig, and cruised near our coast from 1811
to 1814, under J. Blakely, Wm. Burrows, and J. Renshaw ; and after the war, until 1822, with her usual good fortune, in the Medi
terranean, W. Indies, <fcc., under Lieut, (now Commo.) L. Kearney. See, also, table of captures.

While in command of Lieut. Maley, in the W. Indies, in 1800, beat off 10 piratical barges, and sunk two of them. Performed gallant
services subsequently, under Lieut, (now Commo.) Charles Stewart, during the French war. See captures.

Jan. 15. While in command of Commo. S. Decatur, by a British squadron, after a running fight of 6 hours, during which H. B. M.
frigate Endymion, 40, Capt. Hope, found it prudent to haul out of action, to repair damages. (Both this vessel and the President
were soon after dismasted in a gale.) Commo. Decatur finally surrendered to the Majestic razee, Capt. Hayes, with a loss of 24
killed and 55 wounded, including, among the former, Lieuts. Babbit, Hamilton, and Howell. Was the flag ship of Commo. Richard
Dale, in the Mediterranean, in 1801 and 1802. Do. do. S. Barron, do. 1804 and 1805 ; and subsequently of Commo. J. Rodgers, on
our coast, from 1809 to 1812. See table of captures.

Aug. 14. While in command of M r Comdt. W. H. Allen, by the British brig Pelican, mounting 21 guns, Ca;>t. F. Maples, after a severe
action of 45 minutes, a loss of commander; 10 killed, and 13 wounded. Had previously captured 22 of the enemy s vessels
on their own coast. Was an active cruiser in the Mediterranean during the Tripolitan war, under Lieuts. S Decatur and I. Hull.
Returned to the U S. in 1806, and was subsequently employed on the Coast, under Capts. J. Jones, and S. Evans.

July 12. While in command of Lieut. J. N. Nicholson, (having previously lost her Captain, Geo. Parker,) by the Medway, 74, Capt.
Brine, after a chase of 11 hours, during which the S. threw overboard uns, anchors, cables, boats, and spare spars. Performed gal
lant service in the Mediterranean during the Tripolitan war, under Lieuts. Chas. Stewart and J. Smith. Returned home in 1806, and
sailed for France with despatches, in 1609, under M r Comdt. Charles Gordon.

July 16. While in command of Lieut. Wm. M. Crane, by the British squadron, having previously thrown overboard lee guns. The first
American man-of-war captured in this contest. Employed as above during the Tripolitan war, under Lieuts. R. Somers, W. Reed,
J. H. Dent and S. Evans Returning to the U. S. in 1806, was employed on the Coast in 1809, under Lieut. A. Sinclair; and in 1811,
was attached to Commo. Decatur s squadron.

Nov. 22. While in command of Lieut. Geo. W. Read, (who died while a prisoner in Jamaica,) by the Southampton, 32, Sir J. L. Yeo.
Both vessels were soon after wrecked on the Bahamas, W. Indies ; officers and crew saved. Was also employed during the Tripolitan
war, under Lieuts. J. Smith and Geo. Cox, returning to the U. S. in 1806 ; and was subsequently employed on the Coast, under Lieuts.
J. Lawrence and C. Ludlow.

While in charge of M r Comdt. R. Somers, with Lieuts. H. Wadsworth, J. Israel, and 10 men, all of whom perished. Was formerly the
prize " Mastico." See captures for 1803. Upon this occasion had been converted into a Fire ship, and convoyed into the harbor of
Tripoli by the Siren, Lieut. Charles Stewart.



10



NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES. NO LONGER IN SERVICE



NAMKS OF VESSELS.


Class


Guns


Men.


Tons. Built, purchased,
or captured.


When


Cost.


Sold for,
&c.


Where.


When


SCOURGE t


Brig.

Sloop
Brig.

ii


1G

10
10

18


80




1804

(1

1805

i

(i
ii
1606

11
14

1807
1812

((
(I
(1
((
((
it
II

tt

1813

ii

ii
ii

1C

II

II

II


V. $5,000


Sold .


In the U. S


1812

1806?
1813

1829

1820
1818
1829
1812?
1812

1811
1814
1815?
1821
1814
1818
1814
1829
1835

1826?

1820
1815
1813
1817
1841

1814
1814

1828
1814


HORN" FT 2


Malta P . . .






VIPER ....








Captured .




HORNET 3..


140


440




52,603

7,000
18,443
29,659


Oft Tampico
Norfolk




Washington.
Boston, P


Broken up
it

ii
Lost
Captured

Lost

it

Sold
Broken up
Blew up. .
Sold


SPITFIRE 2..


Ketch

Bomb
brigs.

Ship .

Schr .
it

Brig .
Ship.
Schr.
Sloop
Schr.
Ship .
it

Schr.

(I

Brig.

Bomb
Ship.

(i
(i

it
Brig.


3

f 3

"

1 11

18

12
8
16
16
14
S. arm
1
20
38

14

5

4
14
11

18

18
18

18
14


30
30
30
30
140


102
92


VENGEANCE *|






VESUVIUS \


P


New Orleans. ...


ETNA j


139
450




WASP 2..




REVENGE 3. .


P


3,500
8,000
15,500
8,743
900


Off Newport


FERRET 2..


53




Charleston. P...
Savannah, P. . . .
N. Orleans, P...
Charleston, P...
N. Orleans, P...
N. Orleans, P...


TROUP






LOUISIANA




341
230


N. Orleans
ii
(i
i<
Norfolk


CAROLINA 2 .


100


TICKLER


SEA HORSE


14




Burnt....

Broken up
ii

?
ii


ALERT




V. 11,000
V.200,000

15,000

2,200
5,000
6,900
5,857
56,174

77,459
72,095

75,644
18,000


MACEDONIAN


362

61
57


1325
148




i


NONESUCH


Charleston, P...

Georgetown, P. .
Philadelphia, P..
Savannah, P. .. .
N. Orleans. P. .


HORNET 4..


Norfolk


HELEN




Delaware Bay . .


VIXEN 2..






Captured .
Condem d
Broken up


ETNA 2..




220
509

ii
ti

it
278


New Orleans.. .


ERIE


140

((
(1

(I


WASP 3..


Newburyport...




FROLIC


Captured .
Broken up

Captured .


Off Havana
New York


PEACOCK


New York
Medford. P...


RATTLESNAKE









BROKEN UP, SOLD, CAPTURED, OR DESTROYED.



SECOND ORGANIZATION, FROM 1707 TO 1853,



Formerly the "Transfer," privateer, ^captured off Tripoli by the U. S. brig Siren, while in ronimnnd of Lieut. Charles Stewart. Was
afterwards employed, during the remainder of the war, under Lieuts. .1. H Dent, 3. Rowe, aud R. Izard; the latter bringing her into
Norfolk in February, 1805, where she was dismantled and laid up.

Employed principally as a Transport, in the Mediterranean, during the Tri,iolitan war, under Lieut. S Evans, &c.

Jan. 17. While in command of Lieut. J. D. Henley, by the British frigate Narcissus, 38, when 7 weeks out of port. Was formerly the
U. S. schr. " Ferret," and cruised on the coast in 1809, under Lieut. C. Gadsden. Prisoners were exchanged at Nassau, on the fol
lowing May.

Sept. 10? While in command of M r Comdt. Otho Norris, with all on board; supposed to have foundered in a heavy gale. Cruised on
the coast in 1805 and 1806, under I. Clmuncey. Do. Mediterranean from 1806 to 1808, under J. H. Dent, who, in 1809, carried Wm.
Skipwith to France and Gen. Wilkinson to New Orleans; returning to Charleston, Comdt. Dent was relieved by Thos. Hunt, and the
latter by J. Lawrence, in 1811, who sailed for Europe in 1813. See table of captures for her services during the war. Subsequently
in the W. Indies and Mediterranean, from 1818 to 1821, under Geo. C. Read. Then tlie W. Indies, in 1822, Do. R. Henley ; 1823 ,
Do. S. Smith; 1824, Do. E. P. Kennedy; 1835 and 1826, Do. S. Woodhouse; 1826 to 1828, Do. A. Claxton ; and sailed on her
last cruise Feb. 5, 1829. never to return.

Sailed for Tripoli June 22, 1805, under command of Lieut. MeNeill. Armament afterwards increased to 7 guns.

" " " 19, " Lieut. Lewis " "

In her passage to N. Orleans, in 1806, got on shore, and was obliged to throw her guns overboard. Returned to N. York in 1807, and in

1829 was a decayed hulk, laying alongside of the old Steamship Fulton, when she blew up, at Brooklyn, N. Y.
Made a passage to N. Orleans in 1806 and 1809, and returned to N. York in 1807. The armaments of these two last nanv:d vessels were

subsequently reduced to 3 guns each.
Oct. 18. While in command of M r Comdt. Jacob Jones, (who had just captured and manned H. B. M. brig Frolic,) by t iu Poictiers, 74,

Commo. Beresford. Cruised on the coast in 1809 and 1810, under M r Comdts. J. Smith, T. Robinson, and J. Lawrence. Carried

despatches to Europe in 1809.
While in command of Lieut. 0. H. Perry, through the carelessness of the pilot. Officers and crew saved.

Feb. 2. While in command of Lieut. L. Kearney ; all hands saved. The old Schooner of this name was altered to a Brig, and called

the "Viper."
Where she had performed her service as a Guard ship and Receiving vessel.

Was the flag ship of Commo. D. T. Patterson, and sustained a cannonade of 7 hours in the battle of N. Orleans, during which she fired

800 round shot.
Dec. 27. From hot shot fired by the enemy. Her Comdr., J. D. Henley, having juat abandoned her, after a loss of 7 men killed and

wounded.
Employed under different officers, as a Despatch vessel on the N. Orleans station.

By her comdr., S l Master Johnson, who had previously resisted two attacks of the enemy s boats, and killed several of their crew.

The first British man-of-war captuied in this contest. See table of captures. Was converted into a Store ship, and subsequently became

a Receiving ship at Norfolk.
See table of captures. Command of her first given to Jacob Jones, after his capture of the Frolic. Was blockaded in the Thames, during

the remainder of the war. In 1815 she sailed for the Mediterranean, under the same commander. From 1818 to 1821 cruised in the

Pacific, under Capt. J. Downes. 1822, Do W. Indies,* Do. J. Biddle, who had her as his flag ship on the coast of Brazil in 1826,

27, and 28 ; her last cruise.
An active cruiser on the Southern Coast during the war, under S l Master J. Mork and Lieut. L. Kearney, &c. June 13, 1814, threw

overboard 2 long 6 s and 9 12 pr. carronades, when closely pursued by the enemy. After the war, armament reduced to 5 12 pr. car-

ronades and 1 long 12-pounder, when she was commanded by J. B. Nicolson, A. Claxton, and D. Turner. On the Coast in the W.

Indies and Mediterranean, up to 1825.
Employed principally on the Bays, and Rivers, as a Despatch vessel, under Lieuts. J. Wilkinson, J. Ramage, and J. P. Zantzinger.

Employed as above.

Dec. 25. While in command of Capt. Thos. Hall, and on her passage from Wilmington, N. C., to Newcastle, Del., without her arma
ment or stores, by the British frigate Belvidera. Had previously made a passage from Savannah, under Lieut. Geo. C. Read.
Purchased to replace the one that was lost; and employed principally at New Orleans.

Having been rebuilt in New York, in 1620. Cruised in the Mediterranean, from 1814 to 1826, under Chas. G. Ridgley, T. Gamble, J.

Gallagher, H. E. Ballatd, and D. Deacon ; then in the West Indies, in 1827-8, under D. Turner. Do. 1829, under D. Conner.

Do. 1830, R. M. Rose, who died Aug. 27. Do. 1831, L. Rousseau and J. B. Montgomery. Do. 1832, J. H. Clack. Then on the

Brazil station, in 1835, under J. Percival. Do. 1836-7, Commo. J. Renshaw ; and last cruise in the West Indies, in 1838-9, under

Comdrs. A. S. Ten Eick, D. G. Farragut, J. Smoot, and W. V. Taylor.
While in command of M r Comdt. Johnston Blakely, with all on board ; by some accounts, supposed to have been sunk in a night action

with a British frigate ; by others, to have been lost in a gale, or run under in a squall. See table of captures for her previous services.
April 20, while in command of M r Comdt. J. Bainbridge, by the British frigate Orpheus, 36, Capt. H. Pigot, and schr. Shelhurne, 12,

Capt. D. Hope, after a chase of 60 miles, during which the Frolic threw overboard all her lee guns. By the enemy s accounts had

on board, when captured, 171 souls.
Named after the prize to the Hornet. Fought two gallant actions under Warrington during the war. See table of captures. In 1816

went to France under M r Comdt. G. W. Rodgers; thence to the Mediterranean until 1818; agpin in 1819-20, and 21 under M r

Comdt. T. Brown. Then to the W. Indies in 1822-3, under M r Comdt. S. Cassin ; and lastly to the Pacific, from 1824 to 27, under

M rs Comdt. W. Carter, B. Kennon, and T. Ap C Jones. While in command of the latter she was struck by a whale and received

some damage.
July 11, while in command of Lt. J. Renshaw, by the British ship Leander, after a long chase, in which the former threw overboard all

but 2 guns. Had previously made several captures. See tables of captures.

* Lost 103 of her officers and crew by the yellow fever this cruise.



NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES. NO LONGER IN SERVICE



NAMES OF VESSELS.


Class.


Guns.


Men.


Tons.


Built, purchased,
or captured.


When


Cost. Sold for, Where. When
&c.


A ^1


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Schr.

Sloop
Ship.
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Sriiin
ship.

Ship.
Schr.

(1

Brig.

((
t(

Schr.

11

II

U


3

4

1
1C
16
16
44

44

16
22
18
44

|so

74
12
1
14
14

14
12
12
12
6

7


21

40
8


56

80


Alexandria. P.

(Gun b t No. 166)
N. Orleans. P. .


1813
1814

II

( (

It

11

( l
II


$2,600


Sold Baltimore 1824


Air in A TOR



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