From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Borers are any of the insects or larvae which bore, particularly the shipworm.

(Galley: T. ca. 70; l. 75'; b. 15'; dph. 4'; cpl. ca. 40; a. 1 24-pdr. S. B., 1 18-pdr. S. B.; cl. Burrows)

The galley Borer (sometimes referred to as Boxer) was launched about 1814 by Adam and Noah Brown Vergennes, Vt., and commissioned later in the year, Midshipman T. A. Conover in command. She took part in the Battle of Lake Champlain 11 September 1814 and was laid up at the end of the War of 1812. She was sold at Whitehall, N. Y., in 1825.