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USS Saratoga (II)


Corvette:
  • Laid down,7 March 1814, by Adam and Noah Brown at Vergennes, Vermont
  • Launched, 11 April 1814
  • Christened, USS Saratoga, 11 April 1814, for service on Lake Champlain
  • Master Commandant Thomas MacDonough, commander of American naval forces, in Saratoga defeated British forces on Lake Champlain at Plattsburgh, New York, 11 September 1814
  • After the War Of 1812 Saratoga was laid up until sold at Whitehall, N.Y., in 1825
    Specifications:
    Displacement 734 t.
    Length 143'
    Beam 36' 6"
    Draft unknown
    Depth of Hold 12' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement 212
    Armament
    eight long 24-pdrs
    six 42pdr carronades
    twelve 32-pdr carronades
    Propulsion sail

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    Saratoga 192k Pen and ink drawing by Howard Irving Chapelle showing the lines of the corvette USS Saratoga (II), 1814.
    "The History of American Sailing Ships" by Howard I Chapelle, Bonanza Books, New York.
    Robert Hurst
    Saratoga 21k Portrait of Master Commandant Thomas Macdonough, US Navy photo. Tommy Trampp
    Saratoga 573k War of 1812 Thomas Macdonough BATTLE OF PLATTSBURGH ~ 1859 Art Print Engraving, Artist: J.R. Chapin, Engraver: F.F. Walker, 1859 MacDonough Pointing the gun - Battle of Lake Champlain Tommy Trampp

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