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Name: OXFORD
Type: Sailing Vessel
Launched: 1803
Completed: 1803
Builder:
Yard: Howdon Pans
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 393tonsb, 105.0 x 29.0 x ?ft
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: Sail
Construction: Wood
Reg Number:
History:
1803 Champion & Co, London
05/1804 British Royal Navy; renamed ALERT
08/1812 United States Navy
1829 Unknown owner
No later history known
Comments: 1803: Traded as a collier
05/1804: Purchased for use as a warship for 6805
1804: Refitted for naval service at a further cost of 3730
Armed with 16 x 1 x 18pdr carronades
13/08/1812: Captured by USS ESSEX off North America


ALERT being captured by ESSEX. Painting by John Bentham-Dinsdale