USS Raven (1813)

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Name: USS Raven
Namesake: The raven, a large, black bird of the crow family
Acquired: 6 February 1813
Fate: Sold 15 May 1815
Notes: Previously the merchant ship Mary
General characteristics
Type: Schooner
Tonnage: 50 tons
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Schooner-rigged
Armament: 1 x mortar

The first USS Raven was a transport and supply ship that served in the United States Navy from 1813 to 1815.

Raven was serving as the merchant schooner Mary on Lake Ontario when the U.S. Navy purchased her on 6 February 1813 for use in the War of 1812. Renamed Raven, she was fitted out as a bomb vessel, but instead served as a transport and supply ship during the war.

Raven was sold at Sackets Harbor, New York, on 15 May 1815.