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USS Chippewa (I)

  • Captured from the British, 10 September 1813
  • Fitted out for service in the U.S. Navy, Acting Midshipman Robert S. Tatem in command
  • USS Chippewa cruised Lake Erie as a part of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's Squadron
  • Driven ashore by a violent squall at Black Rock, N.Y.
  • Final Disposition, burned by a British landing party 29 December 1813
    Displacement 70 t.
    Length 59'
    Beam 16'
    Depth 7'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 15
    one 18-pdr
    two swivel guns
    Propulsion sail

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