From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
Beaufort is a town in South Carolina.
(Galley: l. 52'; b. 15'; dph. 5'8"; cpl. 28; a. 1 24-pdr. car.; cl. Beaufort)
The first Beaufort, a galley, was built in 1799 at Beaufort, S. C., and commissioned under Captain P. A. Cartwright. Under War Department orders she patrolled off South Carolina (1799-1801) on coast defense. Beaufort was sold at Charleston, S. C., about 1 February 1802.