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USS Boxer (II)

  • Laid down, date unknown, at Boston Navy Yard
  • Launched, 22 November 1831
  • Commissioned USS Boxer, in 1832, LT. Benjamin Payne, in command.
  • Boxer was assigned to the Brazil Station in 1832
  • In 1834 Boxer was reassigned to the West Indies Station
  • In 1835 Boxer was reassigned to the Pacific Station
  • Laid up, location unknown in 1837 for repairs
  • Reactived and assigned to the Pacific Station from 1838 to 1840
  • Laid up in 1840, location unknown
  • Reactived and assigned to the Home Squadron between 1842 and 1844
  • In 1846, the schooner was posted to the African Squadron, her primary mission was the suppression of the slave trade
  • Boxer returned to the United States in the summer of 1848
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register
  • Boxer was sold at Philadelphia, PA., 7 August 1848
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 194 t.
    Length 88'
    Beam 23' 6"
    Draft 10' 11"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    two 9-pdrs
    eight 24-pdr carronades
    Propulsion sail

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    USS Enterprise vs 
HMS Boxer

    The name Boxer comes from His Majesty's Brig Boxer, Captain Samuel Blyth, encountered and captured by the US brig Enterprise, Lieutenant William Burrows, off Portland, Maine, on 5 September 1813.

    NS022160: Engagement between the "Enterprise" and "Boxer," from Twenty-Six Historic Ships, by Fredrick Hill (1903).

    Four previous US warships had borne the name:

    1. A brig.
    2. A schooner.
    3. A British sidewheel steamer named Tristram Shandy, captured on 15 May 1864 and renamed Boxer on 21 June 1865.
    4. A brigantine-rigged training ship.

    USS Boxer (II)
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