LAWRENCE

Registry and Rig Information

Name LAWRENCE
Registry U.S.
Official Number U.S. NAVY
Rig Brig

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 109.75
Width 16.25
Depth 4.66
Masts 2
Gross Tonnage 493.00
Hull Material Wood

Vessel History

History Cleared sand bar at mouth to Erie harbor by uses of \"camels\" on August 4, 1813. Sailed for Put-in-Bay on August 9, and sortiedthere on August 12. Was severely damaged during Battle of Lake
Erie, under command of Oliver Hazard Perry, on September 10, 1813. Returned to Erie Naval Station shortly thereafter.
Sunk for preservation purposes in Misery Bay, Erie, PA, in July, 1815. Raised in 1836, but found to be so badly riddled from effects of Battle of Lake Erie (September 10, 1813) that she was permitted to again sink. Raised in 1876, cut in half, and transported by railway flat cars to the Centennial grounds at Philadelphia, PA. Exhibited outside the grounds in a small building and completely destroyed there by fire. Some pieces of wood were fashioned into canes and gavels.

Build Information

Builder Crosby, Ebenezer and Brown, Noah
Place Built Erie, PA
Date Built 1813-00-00

Source

Source HCGL

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
U.S. Navy1813-00-001825-00-00U.S.U.S. NAVY
Benjamin H. Brown1825-00-001836-00-00U.S.
Captain George Miles1836-00-00U.S.