From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


HMS Boxer (14) was built in 1812. Captured off Maine by Enterprise (14), she was not taken into the United States Navy.

(Brigantine: dp. 346; l. 125'4"; b. 29'9"; dr. 9'2"; cpl. 64)

The fourth Boxer, a training brigantine, was launched 11 October 1904 by Portsmouth Navy Yard; sponsored by Mrs. J. H. Tomb; and commissioned 11 May 1905 Lieutenant H. H. Royall in command.

Until 20 October 1912 she served as training vessel at the Naval Training Station, Newport, R. I. She then shifted to the Naval Academy where she remained until 25 June 1914 when she returned to Newport. Boxer continued in service at Newport until transferred to the Department of Interior 14 May 1920 for use in Alaska by the Bureau of Education.