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USS Hornet (II)


Sloop:
  • Formerly merchant ship Traveller of Massachusetts
  • Purchased at Malta and joined the American blockade of Tripoli in April 1805, Lt. Samuel Evans in command
  • Her bombardment in company with USS Argus and USS Nautilus, 27 April 1805, helped force the surrender of Derne to a land expedition bringing pressure to bear on the besieged port of Tripoli, where the Bashaw soon accepted terms of peace.
  • After helping to evacuate the expedition from Derne, Hornet joined the fleet in a show of strength off Tunis and other Barbary ports
  • Hornet continued patrol to insure safety of American commerce in the Mediterranean until 3 June 1806
  • Decommissioned, 9 August 1806
  • Sold at Philadelphia 3 September 1806
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 71 t.
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 34
    Armament ten guns
    Propulsion sail

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