Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive

USS Growler (I)

  • The wooden hulled sloop Experiment was purchased by the US Navy at Lake Ontario in 1812
  • Commissioned USS Growler, Sailing Master M. P. Mix in command
  • During the War of 1812 USS Growler was actively employed with Chauncey's squadron on Lake Ontario from 1812 to 1814
  • Growler took part in attacks on Kingston, York, and Fort George and the engagement with the British squadron 7 to 11 August 1813
  • Captured by the British, 10 August 1813.
  • Recaptured 5 October 1813, Growler was libelled and purchased by the Navy, rejoining the squadron
  • Recaptured by the British again, 5 May 1814 at Oswego, N.Y., and she was taken into the Royal Navy as HMS Hamilton
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown.
    Displacement 53 t.
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament 2 guns
    Propulsion sail

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Contributed
    There are no images of USS Growler (I) available at NavSource

    USS Growler (I)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Old Navy" Steam and Sail Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 17 April 2015