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USS Tom Bowline
Built, date and location unknown
Launched, date unknown
Purchased by the United States Navy in late 1814 at Portsmouth, N.H., for use as a storeship, LT. B. V. Hoffman, in command Subsequently proceeding to New York, she joined USS President, USS Hornet, and USS Peacock in preparations for a raiding foray into the East Indies
22 January 1815, Hornet, Peacock and Tom Bowline departed New York in a storm escaping the blockading British squadron
Tom Bowline and Peacock reached Tristan de Cunha, the rendezvous point, 18 March 1815, with Hornet arriving 5 days later.
President having set sail on 14 January fell victim to the British squadron blockading New York
Hornet encountered HMS Penguin upon her arrival, cleared for action defeating Penguin
Tom Bowline embarked the Penguin's captive crew and took the prisoners to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
There is no record of Tom Bowline's subsequent service, but was apparently sold in 1818
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 260 t.
Armament 12 guns
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USS Tom Bowline
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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