USS Hornet (1813)

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Career (United States)
Name: USS Hornet
Namesake: The hornet, a stinging insect
Acquired: 1813
Commissioned: 15 March 1814
Fate: Sold 1820
General characteristics
Type: Schooner
Sail plan: schooner-rigged
Complement: 57 officers and enlisted men
Armament: 5 x 18-pounder guns
For other ships of the same name, see USS Hornet.

The fourth USS Hornet was a schooner that served in the U.S. Navy from 1814 to 1820.

Hornet was purchased at Georgetown, District of Columbia, in 1813, and commissioned 15 March 1814, Sailing Master Joseph Middleton in command.

Hornet served primarily as a dispatch ship along the eastern seaboard of the United States, assisting in some coast and harbor survey work before being sold at Norfolk, Virginia, in 1820.

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