From: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS, Vol. VI, p 30
One who wanders; a military scout.
The second Ranger, an armed schooner, probably a former privateer, was purchased in Baltimore, Md., in March 1814. She
was used as a lookout vessel in Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812. The schooner was sold in Baltimore in 1816.