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Oneida (I)

  • Built in 1808-09 at Oswego, N,Y., by Henry Eckford and Christian Bergh
  • Delivered Spring 1809
  • Fitting out completed in the fall of 1810, LT. M. T. Woolsey in command
  • Oneida operated principally from Sackets Harbor, NY
  • the Brig captured the British schooner Lord Nelson, 5 June 1812, while enforcing the Embargo Law
  • On 19 July Oneida anchored near the entrance to Sackets Harbor helping to repel a British raid on the American anchorage
  • On 8 November, Oneida, COMO, Issac Chauncey flagship, sailed from Sackets Harbor to intercept British ships conveying supplies to the Army at Kingston
  • Oneida sighted and chased HMS Royal George into the Bay of Quinte inflicting extensive damage to the British ship before a gale cut off the engagement
  • On 25 April 1813, along with other ships of the American squadron Oneida set sail from Sackets Harbor and arrived off York, Canada, 27 April with troops under General Pike embarked, within two hours after putting the brigade ashore York was captured
  • Oneida landed troops and artillery at Fort George, Canada 27 May helping to take the town and fort
  • Oneida made a second unopposed landing at York on 27 July liberating prisoners and seizing provisions
  • On 31 July 1814, Oneida made for the Niagara River to participate in the blockade British ships anchored there
  • The blockade was lifted in September 1814 and Oneida returned to Sackets Harbor
  • Ice closed the lake in November and peace was declared the following month
  • Oneida was sold 15 May 1815,
  • Repurchased by the Navy, date unknown and laid up at Sackets Harbor
  • Sold again in 1825
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 243 t.
    Keel Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament sixteen guns
    Propulsion sail

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    Oneida 1527k Plaque on the Oswego River path close to where USS Oneida was built. David Wright

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