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USRC Pickering; "U.S.R.C. PICKERING (1798-1800); Revenue Service 'Jackass Brig' which served in the Quasi-War with France. She was permanently transferred to the Navy in 1800, and was lost at sea later that year.

The cutter Pickering was a brig-rigged vessel of about 135 tons and measured 58 feet along her keel. She entered Revenue service in July, 1798, and ably served during the Quasi-War with France, capturing five French vessels, including the privateer L'Egypte Conquise after a nine-hour battle! She was lost with all hands (US Navy officers and crew) to unknown causes after her permanent transfer to the Navy on 20 May 1799.

Source:
Naval Documents (of) the Quasi-War. . ., vol. 1, p. 328. U.S. Navy Historical Center Photograph- -Released."; copy of image in Pickering cutter file, United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.


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