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USS South Carolina (I)

  • Built for the Revenue Cutter Service in 1797 and 1798 at Charleston, S.C.
  • During the Quasi War with France South Carolina was assigned to the Navy for operation, CAPT. James Payne assumed command, 13 December 1798
  • South Carolina cruised the West Indies in 1799 near Cuba and Haiti
  • Returned to the Treasury Department in August 1799
  • Commissioned into the Revenue Cutter Service, 29 August 1799
  • Decommissioned in 1803
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 187 t.
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Depth unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 50
    Armament 12 guns
    Propulsion sail

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