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USS Ticonderoga (I)


Schooner:
  • Built in 1814 as a steamer at Vergennes, Vermont by Adam and Noah Brown
  • Purchased by the Navy at Lake Champlain, converted to schooner rigging, and relaunched, 12 May 1814
  • USS Ticonderoga served with Captain Thomas Macdonough's squadron during the Battle of Plattsburgh, 11 September 1814
  • Commanded by LT. Stephen Cassin, Ticonderoga compelled sloop HMS Finch (formerly USS Growler) to surrender after riddling her with shot and forcing her aground
  • Ticonderoga also assisted in the capture of sloop HMS Chubb (formerly USS Eagle), and repelled several boarding attempts by British gunboats
  • Midshipman Hiram Paulding was on board Ticonderoga during the battle and used his pistol to discharge a cannon when firing matches proved defective
  • During the two-and-one-half-hour engagement, six members of Ticonderoga's crew were killed, and six others were wounded.
  • At the conclusion of the war, Ticonderoga was laid up at Whitehall, New York
  • A decade later, she was pronounced unworthy of repair
  • Final Disposition and sold at public sale, 19 July 1825, fate unknown
  • She was rediscovered in 1958, raised and "salvaged" the next year; the wooden remains of this historic vessel are now on public display in Whitehall, New York
    Specifications:
    Displacement 350 long tons
    Length 120 ft.
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament
    three 12-pdr guns
    four 18-pdr guns
    three 32-pdr Carronades
    Propulsion sail

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    Ticonderoga I 163k A poorly executed salvaging effort raised the Ticonderoga's hull from the bottom of the Poultney River between New York and Vermont in 1958. Tommy Trampp

    USS Ticonderoga I
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