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USS Greyhound (I)


Schooner:
  • Built, date and location unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Purchased in 1822 to augment Commodore David Porter's "Mosquito Fleet" combating piracy in the West Indies
  • Commissioned USS Greyhound in 1822, Master Commandant John Porter in command
  • Greyhound joined the West Indies Squadron in early 1823 and was almost immediately dispatched to Puerto Rico to seek that island's aid in suppressing pirates
  • A Landing party from Greyhound, LT. Lawrence Kearny in command while on patrol off Cuba having gone ashore in search of game to supplant their ship's food supply was attacked from ambush and forced to return to Greyhound
  • The following morning LT. Kearny sent ashore a party of Marines and seamen, under the command of LT. David Glasgow Farragut, to attack and destroy the pirate camp
  • With the onset of yellow fever season Greyhound sailed north
  • Found unfit for further service, she was sold at Baltimore in 1824
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 65'
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 31
    Armament three guns
    Propulsion sail

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