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USS Eagle (I)
Built in 1798 as the wooden hulled schooner Eagle at Philadelphia, PA.
Commissioned in the Revenue Cutter Service under the command of CAPT. H. G. Campbell, USRCS
Transferred to the Navy in July 1798 for service in the undeclared naval war with France
Placed on the permanent Navy List in April 1800
From October 1798 Eagle patrolled off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia protecting American shipping from French privateers
Ordered to the West Indies, she arrived at Prince Rupert's Bay, Dominica, 14 March 1799, to hunt French ships, and to convoy merchant vessels on the Guadeloupe Station until late June 1799
Laid up for repairs, 28 September 1800, at Newcastle, DE.
Eagle returned to the West Indies in January 1801
Eagle Returned to Baltimore in June 1801 where she was decommissioned and sold on 17 June 1801
During her career of protecting United States' rights on the high seas, she captured or assisted in the capture of 22 French vessels which had been preying on American ocean commerce
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 187 t.
Depth of Hold 9'
Armament 14 6-pdrs
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USS Eagle (I)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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