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Hamilton (I)


Schooner:
  • Built in 1809, built at Oswego, N.Y., as the merchant schooner Diana
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Purchased by the US Navy, 21 October 1812
  • Name changed to USS Hamilton, 5 November 1812
  • Fitted out and assigned to COMO Chauncey's squadron on Lake Ontario, LT. H. McPherson in command
  • During the War of 1812 her action included attacks on Kingston, York, and Fort George
  • At Fort George, 8 August 1813, Hamilton sank after capsizing during a heavy squall
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Keel Length 112'
    Beam unknown
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 50
    Armament
    one-32-pdr gun
    eight 6-pdr guns
    Propulsion sail

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    Hamilton 56k Perspective view of the schooner USS Hamilton.
    Image from The Hamilton & Scourge National Historic Site
    Robert Hurst
    Hamilton 21k Sail plan for the schooner USS Hamilton.
    Image from The Hamilton & Scourge National Historic Site
    Robert Hurst

    Hamilton (I)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Wikipedia - USS Hamilton (1809)

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