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Vessels Built for United States Navy

General Pike Corvette  

900 tons 145' x 37' x l5’. Launched Sackets Harbor June 12, 1813. Armed with 28 24-pounder guns. Built by Eckford. Sold April 30, 1825 to Robert Hugunin.

Jefferson Brig

18 guns 509 tons l21’6" x 31’6". Launched Sackets Harbor April 7, 1814. Built by Eckford.Armed with 16 42-pounder carronades and four 24-pounder long guns. Sold March 25, 1825. Sunk and decayed at Navy Point, by 1823.

Jones Brig

18 guns 509 tons (same dimensions Jefferson). Built by Henry Eckford. Launched Sackets Harbor. April 10, 1814. Sold March 25, 1825. Sunk and decayed at Sackets Harbor by 1823.

Lady of the Lake Schooner

1 gun 289 tons. Launched Sackets Harbor April 6, 1813. Built by Henry Eckford. Sold to Capt. John Rogers, Oswego, Feb. 2, 1826. Lost December 1826, three miles from Oswego.

Madison Corvette

24 guns 593 tons. 1 12' x 32’6” x l5’. Launched Sackets Harbor Nov. 26, 1812. Built by

Eckford

Sold May 27, 1827 to Robert Hugunin, Oswego. 539 tons.  Cut down to 350 tons and renamed General Brady (Another source states new name was General Leavenworth.)

Mohawk

Frigate 42 guns 155' x 37' x l8’. 1,350 tons Launched Sackets Harbor June 11, 1814. Built by Henry Eckford. Sunk and decayed at Sackets Harbor by 1823. Sold March 23, 1825 to Robert Hugunin.

Chippewa Gunship

74 guns 204’ x 56’. Laid down Oct. 5, 1814 at Storrs Harbor near Sackets Harbor. Adam and Noah Brown, builders. Never launched. Sold on ways Nov. 1, 1833 and burned for old iron. Pre-served under a ship house.

New Orleans, Ship of the Line

1815  3,200 tons 212’ overall, 183’ 7 1/2”  keel  56’ beam 30’ depth, 27 ‘ draught  Built by Adam and Noah Brown.  Keel laid December 15, 1814. Work halted March, 1815. Never launched. Armament would have been 63 long 32-pounders, 24 32-pounders.  Dismantled 1883-84.

Oneida Brig

18 guns 243 tons 85’6" x 22’6" x 8‘. Launched at Oswego March 31, 1809.  Armed with 16 24-pounder carronades. Built by Henry Eckford. Sold May 1815 but repurchased by U.S. Government and laid up at Sackets Harbor. Sold again May 1825 to Robert Hugunin. Refitted as merchant vessel Adjutant Clitz in 1827. E.G. Merrick, last owner. Abandoned Clayton, N.Y. She worked as a timber ship for several years before sinking in French Creek Bay near Clayton sometime in the 1830s. One of the ship's cannons is currently in Clayton's Memorial Park, while one of its anchors is in the possession of French Creek Bay Marina.

Plattsburg

Frigate 58 guns 1,749 tons. 185' x 46’. Laid down in 1815 by Adam and Noah Brown. Sold on stocks March 23, 1825 to Robert Hugunin.

Spitfire

British gunboat captured July 19, 1813.

Superior

Frigate 44 guns 1,580 tons 180' x 33‘. Launched Sackets Harbor May 2, 1814. Built by Eckford. Armed with 30 medium Columbiads 32-poinder, 2 long 24-pounder and 26 42-pounder carronades. Sunk and decayed at Sackets Harbor by 1823. Sold March 23, 1825 to Robert Hugunin.

Sylph

Schooner Armed with 12 long six-pounder and 2 9-pounder guns 340 tons. Keel laid July 26, 1813. Launched at Sackets Harbor Aug. 18, 1813. Built by Eckford. Altered to brig in 1814. Sunk 1823. Sold March 23, 1825 to Robert Hugunin, later resold to Smith &. Merrick.  Used as a timber schooner.  Sunk Clayton, N.Y. ca. 1843.

 

 

Merchant Vessels Captured or Purchased

Asp

Schooner 2 guns 57 tons ex-Elizabeth. Built Mississaga Point, Upper Canada, 1808. Captured Nov. 10, 1812. Sold May 15, 1815. Wrecked Salmon River, Lake Ontario (Mexico Bay), Oct. ll, 1820.

Black Snake

British gunboat (sloop) 1 gun. Captured June 19, 1814. Scuttled below Clayton, St. Lawrence River.

Catharine

Schooner (no information) Purchased from Townsend, Bronson & Co., Oswego, Dec. 26, 1812. Conquest Schooner 3 guns 82 tons. Built Ogdensburg by Jonathan Brown as Genesee Packet. Purchased by Navy Oct. 24, 1812. Sold May 15, 1815 to Obed Mayo, Ogdensburg, renamed Genesee Packet.

Fair

American Schooner 2 guns 82 tons 64' x 18’6” x 8’. Built Oswego 1804 by Wilson. Another source states it was built by Augustus Ford for Northwestern Fur Co. Said to have been the first commercial vessel built on U.S. side of Lake Ontario. Purchased by U.S. Navy Nov. 10, 1812. Sold May 15, 1815 to Alvin Bronson, Oswego. Wrecked Salmon River October 1818.

Governor Tompkins

Schooner 6 guns 99 tons 70' x 22' x 7'6”. Built Oswego 1810 as Charles and Ann. October   24, 1812 from Alvin Bronson, Oswego. Sold back to Bronson May 15, 1815 and renamed Charles and Ann.

Growler

Schooner 5 guns 53 tons. Launched July 4, 1809 at Ogdensburg as Experiment. Purchased 1812. Captured by British Aug. 10, 1813, renamed HMS Hamilton. Retaken by U.S. Navy Oct. 5, 1813. Again retaken by British, at Oswego, May 6, 1814.

Hamilton

Schooner 9 guns 76 tons. Built Oswego 1809 by Henry Eagle for Matthew McNair and H.D. Hugunin. Purchased by U.S. Navy 1812. Original name Diana. Foundered Aug. 8, 1813, off present Port Dalhousie.

Henrietta

Schooner 25 tons 50’6” x l4‘4" x 3’ 10 1/2”. Contracted for from Townsend, Bronson & Co. to transport ordnance and stores.

Hunter

Schooner 59 tons 61’6" x 20’5" x 8’. Built at Great Sodus by Matthew McNair 1814. Contracted for to transport ordnance and stores.

Julia

Schooner 47 tons 54' x l8'4” x 5'. Built Oswego 1808 by Matthew McNair. Sold to U.S. Navy Oct. 8, 183. captured British Aug. 10, 1813, renamed Confiance. Recaptured by U.S. Oct. 5, 1813. Sold back to McNair in 1815.

Lady Gore

Schooner 94 tons. Captured from British Oct. 5, 1813. Last British gunboat 1 gun. Captured May 11, 1814.

Ontario

Schooner 1 gun 82 tons 65' x 19’6” x 8’. Built in Oswego 1810 by Porter, Barton & Co. Purchased by U.S. Navy Oct. 1812. Resold back to Porter, Barton &. Co. May 15, 1815.

Penelope

Schooner  Oswego 1814 Contracted for by U.S. Navy from Townsend, Bronson & Co., Oswego, to transport ordnance and stores. Captured by British at Oswego, May 6, 1814.

Pert

Schooner 4 guns 50 tons. Built at Ogdensburg in 1809 by Jonathan Brown as Collector: Purchased in 1812. Sold May 5, 1815.

Ranger

Brig 1 gun 80 tons. Built in Oswego as Mary in 1810 by Alvin Bronson. Purchased by Navy Oct 5, 1813.   Resold to Bronson May 15, 1815.

Raven

Schooner 1 gun 50 tons. Purchased by Navy Feb. 6, 1813. Sold May 15, 1815 to Capt. Barzillai Pease. Renamed George (Enrollment records list the schooner Mary built in Aurelius, Cayuga County, N.Y. in 1814.49 tons, 65' x 21' x 4’l". John T. Trowbridge, Oswego, owner and master as of luly 17, 1816. Not known if these vessels are one and the same.).

Scourge

10 guns 45 tons. Built Niagara, Upper Canada, 181 1 by Asa Stanard as Lord Nelson for James and William Crooks. Captured by brig Oneida May 1812. Foundered off today’s Port Dalhousie, Aug. 8, 1813.

Note: There are mentions of other vessels purchased or contracted for of which there is no record, such as the schooner N. H. Packet owned by Townsend, Bronson & Co.