From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships


A large-mouth black bass.

(Slp: t. 53; a. 2 g.)

Growler, a wooden sloop, was purchased as Experiment on Lake Ontario during 1812, and was first commanded by Sailing Master M. P. Mix. She was actively employed with Chauncey's squadron on Lake Ontario from 1812 to 1814. Growler took part in attacks on Kingston, York, and Fort George and the engagement with the British squadron 7 to 11 August 1813. She was captured by the British 10 August 1813. Recaptured 5 October 1813, Growler was libelled and purchased by the Navy, rejoining the squadron. The British captured her again 5 May 1814 at Oswego, N.Y., and she was taken into the Royal Navy as Hamilton.

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