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  • Built in 1839-40 as the brig Galveston for the Republic of Texas at Baltimore, MD., by Schott & Whitney
  • Renamed Archer in the spring or early summer of 1840
  • She appears to have taken little or no part in the operations of the Texas Navy against Mexico
  • Taken over by the United States Navy along with the rest of the Texas Navy, 11 May 1846
  • Inspection proved her to be unfit for service
  • Archer was never placed in commission by the United States Navy
  • Sold, 30 November 1846, for $450 to the city of Galveston, TX.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 405 t.
    Length 112'
    Beam 29'
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft 11'
    Speed unknown
    Officers 17
    Enlisted 123 sailors and marines
    fifteen 18-pdr medium guns
    one 9-pdr long gun
    Propulsion sail

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