By Mark Lardas
While battle broke out in 1812, neither the U.S. military nor the Royal army had greater than a token strength at the nice Lakes. although, as soon as the capturing begun, it sparked a ship-building fingers race that persevered through the struggle. This e-book examines the layout and improvement of the warships equipped upon the lakes through the conflict, emphasizing their modifications from their salt-water contemporaries. It then is going onto conceal their operational use as they have been pitted opposed to one another in a couple of clashes at the lakes that regularly saws ships captured, re-crewed, and thrown again opposed to their pervious proprietors. published in 2012 to coincide with the 2 hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the struggle, it is a well timed examine a small, freshwater naval war.
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Lady Prevost (armed schooner) Dimensions LBP: 68ft / Breadth: 18ft 6in / Depth of Hold: 8ft / Draft: 9ft 6in Displacement 230 tons Complement 86 Armament 10 x 12lb carronades, 1 x 9lb long gun (pivot), 2 x 6lb long guns Built 1812, Amherstburg, Upper Canada Entered Service 1812, Provincial Marine Captured at Battle of Lake Erie, September 10, 1813. Commissioned as USS Lady Prevost afterwards. Sold 1815. Detroit (ship-rigged sloop-of-war) Dimensions LBP: 92ft 6in / Breadth: 26ft / Depth of Hold: 11ft / Draft: 12ft Displacement 305 tons Complement 150 Armament 1 x 24lb carronade, 2 x 24lb long guns, 1 x 18lb long gun (pivot), 6 x 12lb long guns, 8 x 9lb long guns Built 1813, Amherstburg, Upper Canada Entered Service 1813, Royal Navy Design believed based on Cruizer-class sloop-of-war.
Sank at moorings prior to 1825; sold to salvagers in 1825. Sloops purchased by the United States President Displacement 80 tons Armament 6 x 18lb columbiads, 6 x 12lb long guns Launched Date and place unknown; purchased 1812 Transport in 1814, when captured. Renamed HMS Icicle. Sold in 1815. com Eagle Displacement 110 tons Complement 50 Armament 7 x 18lb carronades, 4 x 6lb long guns Launched Date and place unknown; purchased 1812 Civilian Bull Dog. Captured by British on June 3, 1813, near Isle aux Noix.
Porcupine laid up in 1815. Turned over to revenue service in 1819. Returned to US Navy in 1821. Sold 1825; merchant vessel until 1873 Scorpion (armed schooner) Dimensions LBP: 68ft 6in / Breadth: 18ft 6in / Draft: 5ft 6in Displacement 663 tons Complement 35 Armament 1 x 24lb carronade, 1 x 32lb long gun (both pivots) Built 1813, Erie, Pennsylvania Entered Service 1813, US Navy Built by Adam and Noah Brown. Captured by British on September 3, 1814. Served in Royal Navy as Surprise. Laid up post-war.