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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.
Depth of Hold unknown
Enlisted 123 sailors and marines
fifteen 18-pdr medium guns
one 9-pdr long gun
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