Ship Name

Niagara

Type

Brig

Origins/Provenance

US Navy

Era

Maritime Republic (1751-1815)

Year Launched

1813

Home Waters

Lake Erie

Function

Military

Displacement (tons)

493

Length (feet)

110

Beam (feet)

30

Draft (feet)

5

Propulsion Specifications

two-masted; square-rigged

Hull

wood

Armament

2x12#; 18x32#

Historical Note

Captained by Jesse D. Eliott in Battle of Lake Erie, until commandeered by Oliver Hazard Perry, on which he went on to victory. From it, communicated the message: "We have met the enemy and they are ours." Sister ship of the Lawrence

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