USS Experiment (1832)
|Builder:||Washington Navy Yard|
|Fate:||Sold, October 1848|
|Displacement:||209 long tons (212 t)|
|Length:||90 ft (27 m)|
|Beam:||21 ft 6 in (6.55 m)|
|Draft:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
Until the middle of 1833, Experiment cruised the Atlantic coast between Boston, Massachusetts, and Charleston, South Carolina. After repairs at Norfolk, she sailed for the West Indies, returning to New York in June 1835. During the remaining three years of her cruising service, she was often used for surveying. From 1839 to 1848, when she was sold, she was in commission as a receiving ship at Philadelphia.