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US Brig Scourge (II)


Schooner:
  • Laid down, date and location unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • The British schooner Lord Nelson, was captured on Lake Ontario by the United States brig, Oneida, in May 1812
  • Renamed Scourge and assigned to COMO. Chauncey's squadron on the upper lakes in October
  • Under command of Sailing Master Joseph Osgood, Scourge participated in the attacks on York (now Toronto), Canada, 27 April 1813 and on Fort George, Canada, May 1813
  • During the engagement on Lake Ontario with the British squadron, 8 August 1813, a sudden squall caused two ships, Hamilton and Scourge, to capsize and sink. Only 16 men were saved from the two ships
    Specifications:
    Displacement 110'
    Keel Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 50
    Armament
    one long 32-pdr gun
    eight 12-pdr short guns
    Propulsion sail

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    Scourge 54k Perspective view of the schooner USS Scourge.
    Image from The Hamilton & Scourge National Historic Site
    Robert Hurst
    Scourge 25k Sail plan for the schooner USS Scourge.
    Image from The Hamilton & Scourge National Historic Site
    Robert Hurst
    Scourge 209k Unknown artist's drawing of armed schooner USS Scourge on her side after being hit by a sudden squall off-shore from Fourteen-Mile Creek.
    Image from America.pink
    Robert Hurst

    USS Scourge (II)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Wikipedia - USS Scourge (1812)

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