Ships from the Age of Sail and Steam

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Search result for any reference to: Sloop-of-war
Dale: USS Dale; Sloop-of-war; Length: 117 ft; Beam: 32 ft; Draft: 16 ft; 566 tons; Comp: 150; Armament: 2x12pdr and 14x32pdr; Philadelphia, United States; 1839

The Dale was initially stationed in the Pacific, saw action off California and the Mexican West-Coast during the late 1840's, patrolled and captured Confederate runners during the early Civil War and ended up as a store ship at Port Royal, South Carolina.
Ontario: HMS Ontario; Sixth Rate Snow-rigged Brig-Sloop; Length: 80 ft; Beam: 25 ft; 226 tons burthen; Comp.: 310; Armament: 22 guns; Carleton Island Dockyard, New York; 1778

HMS Ontario was built on Carleton Island, the only territory to change hands to the US in the War of 1812. She had a short career as the largest British vessel on Lake Ontario, when on October 31, 1780, she went down to the bottom of Lake Ontario during a violent storm with the loss of all hands.

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Rolla: HMS Rolla; Brig-Sloop; 231 bm tons; Armament: 10 guns; Plymouth, England; 1829

This two masted vessel was the second Royal Navy sloop-of-war to carry the name Rolla and operated mostly off the coast of Africa and ended her career as a tender to HMS Victory. Out of service in 1868.
Wasp: USS Wasp; Sloop-of-war; Length: 32.2 m; Beam: 9.2 m; Draft: 4.3 m; 450 bm tons; Comp: 140; Armament: 2x12pdr, 16x32pdr; Washington Navy Yard, United States; 1806

The second US Navy vessel named Wasp, she saw action at the beginning of the War of 1812. She was captured by the British and renamed HMS Peacock in October 1812. She was lost at sea off South Carolina in 1814.

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