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USS Ticonderoga (I)
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
Displacement 350 long tons
Length 120 ft.
three 12-pdr guns
four 18-pdr guns
three 32-pdr Carronades
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||A poorly executed salvaging effort raised the Ticonderoga's hull from the bottom of the Poultney River between New York and Vermont in 1958.
USS Ticonderoga I
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 17 April 2015
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