Nominal Guns16B194
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtB194
ShipyardBaltimore - Maryland B194
Designed byWilliam PriceB194
ConstructorWilliam PriceB194
Ship TypeSloop B194
Sailing RigBrigB194


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB194
Length of Keel85' 9"Imperial Feet25.9537 
Breadth29' 7"Imperial Feet8.859 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen440 6494Tons BM 


28.6.1805Broadside Weight = 75 Imperial Pound ( 34.0125 kg)B194
Upper Gun Deck14 American 9-Pounder
Bow Chaser2 American 12-Pounder

1811Broadside Weight = 300 Imperial Pound ( 136.05 kg)B194
Upper Gun Deck18 American 32-Pounder Carronade
Bow Chaser2 American 12-Pounder

1814Broadside Weight = 300 Imperial Pound ( 136.05 kg)TRN6
Upper Gun Deck18 American 32-Pounder Carronade
Bow Chaser2 American 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
28.6.1805150 B194
23.3.1814140 TRN6

5 Commanding Officers

24.4.1806 - 1807CaptainIsaac Chauncey (d.1840)B1941812 - 1813CaptainJames Lawrence (1781-1813)TRN61814Master CommandantJames Biddle (d.1848)TRN61828 - 18.11.1828Master CommandantAlexander Claxtonref:11774.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Master CommandantOtho Norris (d.1829)ref:1180

7 Commissioned Officers

1828 - 18.11.1828LieutenantRobert D Thorburnref:11771828 - 18.11.1828LieutenantT M Buchananref:11771828 - 18.11.1828LieutenantHenry Bruceref:117718.11.1828 - 10.9.1829LieutenantJesse Smith (d.1829)ref:11804.3.1829 - 10.9.1829LieutenantJohn Hamilton (d.1829)ref:11804.3.1829 - 10.9.1829LieutenantJohn L Thomas (d.1829)ref:11804.3.1829 - 10.9.1829LieutenantDaniel H Mackay (d.1829)ref:1180

9 Warrant Officers

1828 - 18.11.1828Assistant SurgeonSamuel Barringtonref:11771828 - 18.11.1828MasterP Turnerref:117718.11.1828 - 10.9.1829PurserRobert Pottenger (d.1829)ref:118018.11.1828 - 10.9.1829SurgeonWilliam Birchmore (d.1829)ref:11804.3.1829 - 10.9.1829CookNicholas Romaine (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829ArmourerGeorge Wooley (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SailmakerJohn Adams (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829GunnerJohn Burns (d.1829)ref:118010.5.1829 - 10.9.1829Acting Assistant SurgeonJohn F Whitehill (d.1829)ref:1180

35 Petty Officers

8.2.1809 - 1809MidshipmanThomas Holdup Stevens (1795-1841)EWIKI1821Surgeon's MateWaters SmithUSNR-18211823MidshipmanIrvine Shubrick (1797-1849)1828 - 30.9.1828MidshipmanBushrod W Turner (d.1828)ref:11771828 - 2.10.1828MidshipmanTerrill M Crenshaw (d.1828)ref:11771828 - 14.11.1828MidshipmanJohn Fisher (d.1828)ref:11774.3.1829 - 10.9.1829YeomanJohn R Berry (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829YeomanBenjamin F Stanford (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Captain's StewardJohn Bailey (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Sailmaker's MateAlexander Morrison (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Quarter GunnerJames Moran (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Quarter GunnerGeorge Varnum (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Quarter GunnerJohn Nolan (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Quarter GunnerJames Hurd (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829MidshipmanRiché R Swift (d.1829)ref:11804.3.1829 - 10.9.1829QuartermasterCharles Jones (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829MidshipmanEdwin Laub (d.1829)ref:11804.3.1829 - 10.9.1829QuartermasterJohn R Pitts (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829MidshipmanJames N Forsyth (d.1829)ref:11804.3.1829 - 10.9.1829MidshipmanCharles A Cannell (d.1829)ref:11804.3.1829 - 10.9.1829MidshipmanGustavus R A Brooke (d.1829)ref:11804.3.1829 - 10.9.1829QuartermasterJohn C Jones (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829MidshipmanSamuel S Washington (d.1829)ref:11804.3.1829 - 10.9.1829QuartermasterJohn Smith (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829MidshipmanRichard L Tilghman (d.1829)ref:11804.3.1829 - 10.9.1829QuartermasterPeter Tagstrom (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Carpenter's MateWilder H Pierce (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Gunner's MateJudah Corell (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Boatswain's MateThomas Smith (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Boatswain's MateWilliam Hooper (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Master's MateT W Robertson (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829StewardJohn K Reany (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Captain's ClerkThomas Kirk (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Carpenter's MateJohn Bernard (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Passed MidshipmanEdward Schermerhorn (d.1829)ref:1180

96 Crewmen

1828SeamanW R Evans (d.1828)ref:11771828SeamanDudley Potter (d.1828)ref:11771828SeamanDavid Nicholas (d.1828)ref:11771828SeamanBradley Bennett (d.1828)ref:11771828SeamanBenjamin Rowley (d.1828)ref:11771828SeamanT Stephenson (d.1828)ref:11774.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanLevi Johnson (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanPeter Thompson (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanRobert Shearman (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanGeorge Evans (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanHenry Spicer (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanJacob W Mills (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanAntonio Lucian (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829BoyTheodore J K Hill (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanJohn Bennett (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanGeorge Douglas (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanTownsend Waterman (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanGeorge Webster (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanJohn Green (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanCharles Wilson (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829BoyAndrew Snell (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanJohn Griffith (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanRobert Roberts (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanRobert Barney (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanGilbert Wright (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanMartin Smith (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanMiles Kenney (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanDennis Coile (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanJohn Paterson (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829BoyDaniel Lisk (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanCharles Smith (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanBenjamin Jackson (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanJohn Taylor (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanJacob Spaulding (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanQuarter Strong (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanNathaniel Gardiner (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanCharles McDonald (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanThomas Fines (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829BoyJohn Rine (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanManuel Stevens (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanGeorge English (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanRobert Cathcart (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanAndrew Peterson (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanEmmel Kennedy (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanLevin Stevens (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanJeremiah Murphy (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanWilliam D Conquest (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829BoyJoseph Morgan (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829BoyGeorge Smith Sewell (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanCharles Armstrong (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanWilliam Babcock (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanJohn Peters (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanAndrew Dornett (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanJames Skinner (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanJohn Farley (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829BoyRobert Clark (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829BoyAndrew Stansbury (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanThomas Murry (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanWilliam Thomas (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanJoseph Richardson (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanAllen Pluebair (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanWilliam Rogers (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanThomas McGinley (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829BoyJames Brown (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829BoyJohn Carr (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanChristian Hemming (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanDaniel Carmany (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanRussell Merrill (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanJoseph Hatch (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanHenry Allen (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanJohn Cook (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanJacob Severn (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Ordinary SeamanPeter Sewalley (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829BoyHenry Speril (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanGarret Myers (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829LandsmanOverton Vermillion (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829LandsmanThomas Ferdon (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanGeorge W Parmell (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanJohn B Thompson (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829LandsmanMichael Gallagher (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829LandsmanJames Taylor (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanHenry Anderson (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829LandsmanSamuel Weaver (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanJames Thulas (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829LandsmanJames Carr (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanJames Pattison (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829LandsmanIra Taylor (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanRichard Jones (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanJohn Stuvitz (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829LandsmanDominic Gillon (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanPeter Daniels (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829SeamanCharles Miller (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829LandsmanThomas Keith (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829LandsmanWilliam Johnson (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829LandsmanGeorge Smith (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829CooperJohn A Thompson (d.1829)ref:1251

19 Marines

4.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Marine PrivateJames Sanborn (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Marine CorporalIsaac Smith (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Marine PrivateJohn Hart (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Marine PrivateJohn French (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Marine CorporalPatrick Emond (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Marine PrivateJohn Doran (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Marine PrivateRobert Farrell (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Marine SergeantBarthy Oelricks (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Marine PrivateWilliam Rusell (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Marine PrivatePeter Lefoy (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Marine SergeantArchibald Sloan (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Marine PrivateWilliam Day (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Marine PrivateJohn Nelson (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Marine PrivateHenry G Ely (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Marine PrivateHoratio B G Gardner (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Marine PrivateJoseph Murphy (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Marine PrivateCharles L Cornell (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Marine PrivateCharles Riley (d.1829)ref:12514.3.1829 - 10.9.1829Marine PrivateThomas Buckley (d.1829)ref:1251

Service History

1811Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Unknown
24.2.1813Hornet vs Peacock
23.3.1814Hornet vs Penguin
23.3.1815Took the Sloop Penguin (16) off Tristan da Cunha

Outbreak of yellow fever - 9 dead

West Indies
18.11.1828Arrived at New York ref:1177

Sailed from Pensacola


Foundered in a storm off  Tampico



DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1805-1806American Mediterranean Squadron 1805-1806John Rodgers (d.1838) 

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Sunday 30th of March 2014 21:27

BOSTON, March 29,
Holmes Hole, 19 March 1813
This day arrived in this harbour, the U. States ship Hornet, Capt. Lawrence, form a cruise. Off Surinam fell in with his Britannic Majesty's brig, Peacock, Capt. Peake, of 10 guns, which he sunk after 15 minutes close action. The following from the Log Book was handed us which diffused a general joy.
Thursday 25 Feb. 1813. At half past three o'clock P. M. discovered a strange sail, bearing down for us. At 4, 20 she hoisted English colours, at 4,30, beat to quarters and cleared ship for action, and hauled close to the wind in order to get the weather gauge of her, at 5,10, hoisted American coloures, tacked and stood for the enemy, at 5,25, in passing each other exchanged broadsides within pistol shot, the enemy then were gave us their starboard broadside bore up close on her starboard quarter, and kept up such a heavy and well directed fire, that in less than 15 minutes, she made the signal of submission being cut to pieces. In 5 minutes after, her main mast went by the board - sent our 1st. Lieutenant on board, he returned with her 1st. Lieutenant, who reported her to be His British Majesty's brig Peacock , mounting 19 guns and a 134 men - that her commander, Capt. Peake, was killed in the action, a great number of her men killed and wounded, and that she was sinking fast - dispatched the boat immediately to take out the wounded and the rest of the prisoners, and brought both vessels to anchor - but notwithstanding every exertion was made to save the crew, she unfortunately sunk - carried own 19 of her crew and 3 of my brave fellows. Lt. Conner, Midshipman Cooper, and the remainder of our men employed in getting out the prisoners, with difficulty saved themselves, by jumping into one of her boats stowed on the booms, four men were taken from the fore-top by our boats. We had 1 man killed and 2 slightly wounded. The enemy had 8 killed and 27 wounded.

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