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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
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
Depth of Hold unknown
Armament sixteen guns
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||Plaque on the Oswego River path close to where USS Oneida was built.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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