USS Sea Horse (1812)

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A small schooner, similar to Sea Horse.

The first USS Sea Horse was a one-gun schooner, purchased by the Navy in 1812 for service on Lake Borne, near New Orleans, Louisiana, as part of a squadron of gunboats, under the command of Lt. Thomas Catesby Jones, opposing the British advance on that city.

On the night of December 13, 1814, after repelling two attacks by armed British longboats, she was beached by her commanding officer, Sailing Master William Johnson, and burned to prevent capture.