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USS Boxer (1832)
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Name: USS Boxer
Builder: Boston Navy Yard
Launched: 22 November 1831
Commissioned: 1832
Decommissioned: 1848
Fate: Sold, 7 August 1848
General characteristics
Type: Schooner
Tons burthen: 194 tons
Length: 88 ft (27 m) (gun deck)
Beam: 23 ft 6 in (7.16 m)
Draft: 10 ft 11 in (3.33 m)
Armament: • 2 × 9-pounder guns
• 8 × 24-pounder carronades
Service record
Part of: Brazil Squadron, 1832-1833
West Indies Squadron, 1834
Pacific Squadron, 1835-1840
Home Squadron, 1842-1844
Africa Squadron, 1846-1848

USS Boxer of the United States Navy was a 10-gun schooner, launched on 22 November 1831 by the Boston Navy Yard, and commissioned sometime in 1832, with Lt. Benjamin Payne in command.

Service historyEdit

Her first mission was to Liberia, with orders to join the Peacock off the coast of Brazil and both to proceed to the Pacific in support of the frigate Potomac on the first Sumatran Expedition to suppress piracy in the East Indies; the ships fail to rendezvous until 5 June 1834, in the unhealthy road stead of Batavia.[1]:p.327In 1832 and in 1834 returned to join the West Indies Squadron. In 1835, she began a two-year tour of duty on the Pacific Station. After a period laid up undergoing repairs Boxer resumed duty on the Pacific Station from 1838 to 1840. Following two years apparently spent laid up, the schooner went to sea with the Home Squadron between 1842 and 1844. In 1846, Boxer was posted to the Africa Squadron, the primary mission of which was the suppression of the slave trade. That assignment lasted until the summer of 1848 when she returned to the United States.

Boxer was sold at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 7 August 1848.


  1. Roberts, Edmund (1837). "—". Embassy to the Eastern courts of Cochin-China, Siam, and Muscat : in the U. S. sloop-of-war Peacock ... during the years 1832-3-4. Harper & brothers. 400 pages. OCLC 12212199. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 

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