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Scourge (I)

  • Scourge was the former British privateer, Transfer, which had been sold to the Tripolitan Consul at Malta
  • As a Tripolitan ship, she had been used in blockade running during the Barbary Wars
  • Captured off Tripoli, 21 March 1804 by the United States Brig, Syren, LT. Charles Stewart in command
  • Renamed Scourge, LT. John H. Dent in command
  • Scourge joined Preble's squadron, 17 April 1804, and participated in the blockade of Tripoli and the attacks on Tripoli
  • In addition to LT Dent as commander she was also commanded by LTs. John Rowe, and Ralph Izard
  • On 30 November 1804, , under the command of LT. Izard, sailed for the United States where she saw coastal service
  • Declared unfit for further service in 1812
  • Sold, date unknown, at auction in Norfolk VA.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Keel Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 26
    Armament sixteen 6-pdr guns
    Propulsion sail

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