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USRC Scammel (1798)
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Name: Scammel or Scammel II
Namesake: Alexander Scammell, Adjutant General of the Continental Army [1]
Owner: United States Revenue Marine, 1798
United States Navy, 1798–1801
Builder: James Hackett, Badger's Island, Kittery, Maine [2] (then a part of New Hampshire)
Launched: 11 August 1798
Fate: Sold 20 June 1801 at Baltimore, Maryland
General characteristics
Type: double topsail schooner
Displacement: 132 tons
Length: 58 feet (keel), 75 feet (deck)
Beam: 20 feet (mean)
Draft: 9 feet
Complement: 65–70 men
Armament: 14 4–6 pounders

USRC Scammel or sometimes referred to as Scammel II was a Revenue Cutter built in 1798 to serve in the Quasi-War with France. After completion she was transferred to the U.S. Navy and served in the West Indies naval squadron commanded by Commodore John Barry. She assisted the sloop USS Portsmouth in the capture of the French ship Hussar. After the war, the Navy retained Scammel until it was sold in 1801.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Cutters & Craft History Index" (asp). Scammel (1798). U.S Coast Guard Historian's Office. http://www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/Scammel1798.asp. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Canney, Donald L. (1995). U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. p. 5. ISBN 978-1-55750-101-1. 

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