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Continental Navy Schooner Wasp (III)
Built in 1810 at Baltimore, MD.
Received a privateer's warrant from the United States government in July 1812
Directed to interrupt British shipping operations in the West Indies
Wasp stopped three British merchantmen, taking two as prizes
While putting a prize crew on board the schooner Dawson, Wasp was surprised by the British sloop-of-war HMS Garland
Wasp escaped from Garland by outsailing her would-be captor, returned to Baltimore, 28 November 1812
Refitted and rearmed and then chartered to the United States Navy as a dispatch boat during the summer of 1813
Returned her to her owners and sold 1 October 1813, at auction at Baltimore
Refitted by her new owners as a privateer, her second cruise as a privateer met with even less success than her first
Probably sold in 1814
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 55 t.
Depth of Hold unknown
one long 6-pdr replaced by one long 9-pdr
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