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Built in 1812 at Baltimore, MD
Owner, George Stiles and Co., requested a commission for Nonsuch as a letter of marque 29 June 1812
Nonsuch under CAPT. Henry Levely, commenced privateering along the East Coast and in the West Indies seeking British shipping
Purchased by the Navy and placed in service at Charleston, SC in December 1812, under the command of LT. James Mork
Nonsuch cruised in search of English merchantmen off Charleston, S.C.
Captured British schooner Sancho Panza in early April 1813
Took privateer Caledonia 9 April
Following the war Nonsuch conducted anti-pirate cruises in the West Indies
As part of CAPT. Oliver Hazard Perry's squadron she carried Perry up the Orinoco River to sign a treaty with Simon Bolivar, 11 August 1819. Perry died of yellow fever as the ship arrived at Trinidad, 23 August. He was buried at Trinidad
Returning to the United States, Nonsuch operated off the East Coast and in the Caribbean against piracy and made a short deployment to the Mediterranean
Placed in ordinary at Boston in December 1825
Sold in 1826
Final Disposition, broken up in 1826
Displacement 148 t.
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