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USS Cyane (I)

  • Built in 1796 at Frinsbury, England for the Royal Navy
  • Captured by USS Constitution, 20 February 1815
  • Commissioned into the US Navy as USS Cyane April 1815
  • Cruised off the west coast of Africa, 1819-20 and in the West Indies, 1820-21 to protect the Liberian colony, suppress piracy and disrupt the slave trade
  • Cruised in the Mediterranean, 1824-25
  • Cruised the Brazil Station, 1825-27
  • Laid up at Philadelphia Navy Yard, date unknown
  • Final disposition, sank in 1835, raised and broken up in 1836
    Displacement 539 t.
    Length 110'
    Beam 31' 6"
    Depth 17' 3"
    Speed unknown
    Complement 180
    four 12-pdrs
    twenty 32-pdr carronades
    eight 18-pdr carronades
    Propulsion sail

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    USS Cyane (I)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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