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USS Augusta (I)

  • Laid down, date and location unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Purchased by the Navy, 30 June 1799, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Fitted out at Marcus Hook, PA., by the Naval Constructor Joshua Humphreys
  • Commission USS Augusta circa late in 1799, LT. Archibald McElroy in command
  • Assigned to the Caribbean in early 1800 to search for French vessels in the undeclared war against France in support of the Haitian revolution for independence
  • Actions included:
    Capture of the 6-gun privateer schooner La Mutine
    Captured two French schooners, La Jeanne and La Victoire, 3 June 1800
    Assisted in capture of French ship L'ESpoir, 24 June 1800
    Capture of two French brigs 28 July 1800
  • Laid up in Norfolk, mid-March 1801 and sold sometime between 1 April and 30 June of that year
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Depth unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 100
    ten 16-pdrs
    four other guns
    Propulsion sail

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