Nominal Guns16DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
ShipyardBaltimore DANFS
ConstructorThomas KempDANFS
Ship TypeSloop-of-War


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Length of Gundeck117' 11"Imperial Feet35.6631 
Breadth31' 6"Imperial Feet9.6012 
Draught Aft16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen509Tons BM 


1815Broadside Weight = 306 Imperial Pound ( 138.771 kg)DANFS
Gun Deck18 American 32-Pounder Carronade
Gun Deck2 American 18 Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1815150 DANFS

Commanding Officers

1815 - 1817Master CommandantJesse Duncan ElliottDANFS1817/09 - 1819/04CaptainJames BiddleDANFS

Service History


Sailed from New York for the Mediterranean



DANFS Dictionary of American Naval Fighting ShipsUnknownWeb Site

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Posted by Robert Boon on Thursday 15th of December 2016 00:44

Pensacola, Jan. 19 - The U.S. ship Ontario, W. E. McKenney, Esq., commander, arrived here on the 12th inst. in four days from Havanna. The following is a list of her officers:

Wm. E. McKenney, Esq., Commander; E. Farrand, Wm. E. Hunt, W. J. Robertson, J. K. Bowie, Lieutenants; G. H. Scott, Master; J. Bryan, Purser; C. M. B. Clitz, E. T. Nichols, E. S. Throckmorton, W. H. Jamesson, A. Bryson, Bassett, Edwards, Midshipmen; Hudson, Capt's Clerk; Bryan, Boatswain; McDonald, Carpenter; Tatem, Sailmaker.

Army and Navy Chronicle, and Scientific Repository, Volume 8 Page 77 (1839)

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