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US Frigate Guerriere (I)
Built in 1801 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard
Launched, 20 June 1814
Commissioned USF Guerriere, date unknown, CAPT. Stephen Decatur, in command
Assigned as flagship of the Mediterranean Squadron, departed New York, 20 May 1815, to lead the squadron in terminating piratical acts against American merchant commerce by Algiers and other Barbary States
Participated in the 17 June 1815 capture of the Algerian frigate Meshuda and the driving ashore to the Algerian brig Estedio on 19 June
Guerriere arrived at New York, 12 November 1815
Laid up at Boston Navy Yard for repairs, 4 March 1816
Recommissioned, 22 April 1818, CAPT. Thomas Macdonough, in command
Departed for European waters, 24 July 1819, carrying the American Minister to Russia
Returned, Norfolk, VA., 4 October 1819
Placed in ordinary at Norfolk, 8 November 1820, serving as school ship in the Norfolk Navy Yard, training midshipmen before permanent establishment of a naval academy
In November 1828 Guerriere was assigned as flagship for the Pacific Squadron
Guerriere returned to Norfolk, 29 November 1831
Decommissioned, 19 December 1831, remaining in ordinary until broken up in 1841
Displacement 1,508 t.
Beam 45' 6"
Depth of Hold 14' 6"
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||COMO.. Stephen Decatur squadron off Algiers comprised of the frigates;
USF Guerriere, the flagship with 44 guns, commanded by Captain William Lewis,
USS Constellation with 36 guns, commanded by Captain Charles Gordon;
USF Macedonia with 38 guns, under the command of Captain Jacob Jones;
USS Eperyie, commanded by Captain John Downes,
USS Ontario with 16 guns, commanded by Captain Jesse D. Elliott;
USS Spark and
USS Flambeau, each with 14 guns, commanded by Lieutenants George W. Kodgers, Thomas Gamble, and John B. Nicholson;
and the schooners
USS Spitfire, both with 12 guns, commanded by Lieutenants Wolcott Chauncey and Alexander J. Dallas.
Gardner Weld Allen (1856-1944) - "Our Navy and the Barbary Corsairs".
USF Guerriere (I)
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