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USS Growler (I)


Sloop:
  • 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.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 53 t.
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament 2 guns
    Propulsion sail

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