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USS Boxer (I)


Brig:
  • Built at Middletown, CT. in 1815 by C. and D. Churchill
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned USS Boxer in 1815, LT. John Porter, in command.
  • USS Boxer sailed to the Mediterranean in the summer of 1815 with Mr. Thomas D. Anderson, the American consul to Tunis, embarked, delivered her passenger and then served briefly with the Mediterranean Squadron
  • Returned to the United States in November 1815
  • Boxer sailed in February 1816 to New Orleans to cruise the Gulf of Mexico and West Indies to protect American trade from West Indian pirates
  • Final Disposition, lost at sea off Belize, British Honduras, 25 October 1817, with no loss of life
    Specifications:
    Displacement 370 t.
    Length 114' 11"
    Beam 28' 7"
    Draft 14' 2"
    Speed unknown
    Complement 190
    Armament
    two 9-pdrs
    fourteen 24-pdr carronades
    Propulsion sail

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