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USS Erie (I)
Sloop of War:
Built by Thomas Kemp, Baltimore, MD
Launched, 3 November 1813
Commissioned USS Erie, 28 March 1814, CDR. C. G. Ridgeley in command
Assigned to the Mediterranean in 1815 for four years
Laid up at New York, 20 January 1820
Recommissioned in November 1823 for service in the Mediterranean until 1826
Based at Pensacola from 1827 to 1832
Placed in ordinary at Boston, 21 August 1832 to 24 June 1834
Assigned to the Brazil station in 1834
Placed in ordinary at Boston, 15 September 1837 to 4 February 1838
Reactivated and assigned to cruise the Atlantic coast
Reassigned to Pensacola to patrol the West Indies and Gulf of Mexico in July 1838
Rebuilt at Boston between July 1840 and February 1843, converted to an armed storeship
Assigned to the Pacific station returning to New York in June 1844
From New York Erie crossed the Atlantic to supply the African Squadron
Returning to the Pacific station, 18 November 1845, during the Mexican War Erie supplied the fleet in its operations at sea and in landings, participating in the occupation of Mazatlan, 11 November 1847
Recalled to the east coast Erie reached New York, 24 June 1848
Erie sailed for Africa and the Mediterranean, 15 September 1848, to deliver supplies to ships on station
Returned to New York, 11 July 1849, with two more voyages to the Mediterranean before being decommissioned and sold at New York, 26 November 1850
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 509 t.
Length 117' 11"
Beam 31' 6"
Depth 14' 6"
twenty 32-pdr carronades
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||Lithograph of USS Erie under full sail.
US National Archives ARC Identifier 512994
USS Erie (I)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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