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USS Natchez (I)

  • Built at Norfolk Navy Yard in 1827
  • Launched , date unknown
  • Commissioned in 1827, at Norfolk Navy Yard, CDR. George Budd in command
  • Natchez, departed Hampton Roads 26 July 1827 for the Caribbean to patrol the West Indies as a deterrent against a resurgence of piracy
  • Forced to sail north by an outbreak of yellow fever among the crew, arriving New York 24 November 1828.
  • Sailed for the Caribbean again, 9 July 1829, CDR. William B. Shubrick in command
  • Decommissioned and placed in ordinary at Norfolk, 24 August 1831
  • Reactivated during the South Carolina nullification crisis, Natchez recommissioned 28 December 1832 sailing for Charleston 2 January 1833
  • Natchez sailed for Hampton Roads 4 April and, upon arriving Norfolk, was again placed in ordinary.
  • Reactivated in 1836 Natchez returned to the West Indies and operated there into 1838
  • Reassigned to the Caribbean in 1839.
  • Decommissioned and scrapped at the New York Navy Yard in 1840
    Displacement 200 t.
    Length 127'
    Beam 33'
    Depth unknown
    Draft 16' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement 190
    Armament eighteen guns
    Propulsion sail

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    New Orleans 62k USS Natchez underway, date unknown. Tommy Trampp

    USS Natchez (I)
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