USS Detroit (1813)

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Name: USS Detroit
Laid down: 1813
Acquired: Captured at the Battle of Lake Erie, 10 September 1813
Fate: Sold in 1825
General characteristics
Propulsion: Sail
Armament: 12 guns

The first USS Detroit was a 12-gun ship in the United States Navy and was named after the city of Detroit, Michigan.

Detroit was built by the British at Malden, Canada, in 1813 and captured by the United States during the Battle of Lake Erie on 10 September 1813. She was so badly damaged that she was taken into Put-in-Bay, Ohio, to prevent her sinking. She was laid up at Erie, Pennsylvania until sold in 1825.


This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.