Vixen

2555
Nominal Guns12DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
Ordered28.2.1803DANFS
Launched25.6.1803DANFS
How acquiredPurpose builtDANFS
ShipyardBaltimore - Maryland DANFS
CategoryUnratedDANFS
Ship TypeSchooner DANFS
Captured22.11.1812DANFS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Length of Gundeck83' 6"Imperial Feet25.3492 
Breadth23' 7"Imperial Feet7.0697 
Depth in Hold9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 

Armament


25.6.1806Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)DANFS
Gun Deck12 American 18 Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1803111 DANFS

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1803 - 1804Lieutenant Commandant John Smith (d.1815)B0521812 - 28.8.1812Master Commandant Christopher Gadsden (d.1812)E-WIKI28.8.1812 - 22.11.1812Lieutenant George Washington Reed (1780-1813)E-WIKI

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1803 - 1804Lieutenant William Montgomery Crane (d.1846)B0522.6.1803 - 1804Lieutenant John TrippeB052

5 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1803 - 1804Purser Thomas HuntB0521803 - 1804Surgeon Michael GrahamB05213.6.1803 - 1803Gunner James Bailyref:114720.6.1803 - 1804Boatswain John ClarkB05224.6.1803 - 1804Master Richard ButlerB052

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1803 - 1805Midshipman Lewis Warrington (1782-1851)W0532.5.1803 - 1804Midshipman William BallardB05229.6.1803 - 1804Midshipman John NevittB05230.6.1803 - 1804Midshipman John D Henley (d.1835)B052

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1804Refitted as a 12 gun Unrated Brig
22.11.1812Taken by Southampton (32)


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1803-1804American Mediterranean Squadron 1803-1804 Edward Preble (1761-1807) 
1804-1805American Mediterranean Squadron 1804-1805 Samuel Barron (d.1810) 
1805-1806American Mediterranean Squadron 1805-1806 John Rodgers (d.1838) 
 

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