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USS Maryland (I)


Sloop of War:
  • Built by public subscription at Baltimore under the Act of 30 June 1798
  • Launched at Price Shipyard, Baltimore, MD., 3 June 1799
  • Accepted by the Navy in August 1799, CAPT. John Rodgers in command
  • USS Maryland departed Baltimore, 13 September 1799, for the Surinam station where she cruised from French Guiana to Curacao protecting American shipping from attacks by French warships and privateers
  • Maryland captured the schooner Clarissa, an American slave trader without papers 4 January 1800
  • Recaptured without a fight the Portuguese brig Gloria da Mar, 26 July 1800, which had been captured by French privateer Cherry 13 days earlier
  • Captured Aerial, an American merchantman without papers, 2 September 1800
  • Maryland arrived at Baltimore, 1 October 1800, for repairs
  • The sloop departed Baltimore, 22 March 1801, with Congressman John Dawson of Virginia, President Adams' designated bearer of the amended and ratified Pinckney Treaty with France, and arrived Havre de Grace, France, in early May
  • Maryland remained until 15 July, when, because of difficulties in obtaining ratification, she was released by Congressman Dawson and sent home
  • She returned to Baltimore on 28 August, were CAPT. Rodgers discharged the crew and then sold Maryland, 2 October 1801, for $20,200
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 380 t.
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 180
    Armament
    thirty 9-pdrs
    six 6-pdrs
    Propulsion sail

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