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USS Oregon (I)

  • Built as the brig Thomas H. Perkins, date and location unknown
  • Purchased by the US Navy in August 1841 at Astoria, OR. by Lt. Charles Wilkes, commanding the U.S. Exploring Expedition, to accommodate the officers and crew USS Peacock, which had been wrecked 18 July 1841
  • Commissioned USS Oregon, LT. Overton Carr, in command
  • Oregon sailed, 1 October 1841, with the U.S. Exploring Expedition for San Francisco and then onward to Honolulu
  • On 27 November 1841, in company with USS Porpoise explored shoals and reefs extending west-northwest of the Hawaiian Island and then onward to Singapore for general repairs
  • Oregon departed Singapore, 26 January 1842, with the squadron sailing for Capetown, St. Helena and Rio de Janeiro
  • Oregon arrived off New York, 30 June 1842
  • Overhauled and repaired at New York, and fitted for surveying service in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Oregon sailed 6 December via Charleston and Tampa, and conducted surveys in the Gulf until midsummer, returning to Norfolk 24 July
  • At Norfolk Oregon was used as a school ship through October
  • From November 1842 Oregon carried condemned ordnance from Pensacola to New York until August 1844.
  • Oregon sailed, 21 September 1844, from Norfolk to New Granada with dispatches, returning 11 January 1845
  • Laid up in the Norfolk Navy Yard, 10 April 1845
  • Struck from the Naval Register and sold in 1845
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 250 t.
    Length 84' 9"
    Beam 22' 3"
    Draft 11' 2"
    Speed unknown
    Complement 190
    Armament two guns
    Propulsion sail

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