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Gunboats of the War of 1812

This sketch, from the Simcoe records in Wolford, U.K., depicts a gunboat of 1794 built in Québec. This vessel and another of the same or very similar type or design, possibly under the name Quebec or Glengarry, were used for the attack on Sackets Harbour, mounted out of Kingston on 29 May, 1814. Note that Malcolmson in "Lords of the Lake" gives the Quebec at 44 feet and 26 sweeps, lugger rigged, which makes this the most probable, although not exact, ressemblance.

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The following table of gunboats incorporates data from Yeo, O'Conor, Salter and Beattie, and is adapted from Malcomson, op cit

 

In service Name Rig Size Carron-ades Long Guns Oars / sweeps Crew Where built Where stationed Condition
Jan 1814 Black Snake Lugger 44' x 8'6"   1 x 6 22   USA Coteau du Lac In a bad state
Jan 1814 Brock Sloop 58' x 8'2"   1 x 6 22   USA Coteau du Lac In a bad state
Jan 1814 Buffalo Lugger 58' x 16' 1 x 32 1 x 24 36   Point Frederick Point Frederick sunk, under repair
Sep 1814 Cleopatra   5'4" x .           Prescott/Kingston  
Jan 1814 Cornwall Sloop 58' x 8'2" 1 x 24   24   USA Coteau du Lac In a bad state
Jan 1814 Crysler renamed Nelly Lugger 48' x 12'   1 x 24 30   Point Frederick Point Frederick New and will be ready for launch in the spring
Sep 1814 Dreadnought                  
Sep 1814 Drummond   60' x 14' 1 x 32 1 x 18 36     Prescott/Kingston  
Sep 1814 Eleanor                  
Sep 1814 Gananoque   60' x 14' 1 x 32 1 x 18 36     Prescott/Kingston  
Jan 1814 General Brock               Isle-aux-Noix  
Sep 1814 General Conran                  
Sep 1814 General Kempt                  
Sep 1814 General Robinson                  
Jan 1814 General Simcoe               Isle-aux-Noix  
Jan 1814 Glengarry Sloop 48' x 8'7" 1 x 24   24   Quebec Coteau du Lac Serviceable
Sep 1814 Helena   60' x 14' 1 x 32 1 x 18 36     Prescott/Kingston  
Jan 1814 Kingston Lugger 60'9" x 13'6" 1 x 24   24   Point Frederick Coteau du Lac Serviceable
Sep 1814 Kingston   60' x 14' 1 x 32 1 x 18 36     Prescott/Kingston  
Jan 1814 Lord Cochrane               Isle-aux-Noix  
Jan 1814 Lord Wellington               Isle-aux-Noix  
Jan 1814 Marshal Beresford               Isle-aux-Noix  
Sep 1814 Muros   60' x 14' 1 x 32 1 x 18 36     Prescott/Kingston  
Jan 1814 Nelson Schooner 60' x 13'6" 1 x 32 1 x 24 36   Point Frederick Coteau du Lac New, good
Jan 1814 Niagara renamed Cleopatra Lugger 60' x 14' 1 x 32 1 x 24 36   Point Frederick Point Frederick New and will be ready for launch in the spring
Jan 1814 not named Lugger 55' x 12'   1 x 24 36   Coteau du Lac Coteau du Lac under construction
Jan 1814 not named Lugger 55' x 12'   1 x 24 36   Coteau du Lac Coteau du Lac under construction
Jan 1814 not named Lugger 55' x 12'   1 x 24 36   Coteau du Lac Coteau du Lac under construction
Jan 1814 not named Lugger 55' x 12'   1 x 24 36   Coteau du Lac Coteau du Lac under construction
Jan 1814 not named Lugger 55' x 12'   1 x 24 36   Coteau du Lac Coteau du Lac under construction
Jan 1814 not named Lugger 55' x 12'   1 x 24 36   Coteau du Lac Coteau du Lac under construction
July 1813 not named     1 x 24   36 40      
July 1813 not named       1 x 18 36 40      
July 1813 not named       1 x 18 36 40      
July 1813 not named     1 x 24   24 27      
July 1813 not named     1 x 24   24 27      
July 1813 not named       1 x 6 24 27      
July 1813 not named       1 x 6 24 27      
July 1813 not named       1 x 6 24 27      
July 1813 not named       1 x 6 26 30      
Sep 1814 Prescott                  
Jan 1814 Quebec Lugger 44' x 8'3" 1 x 32   26   Quebec Coteau du Lac Serviceable
Jan 1814 Queenston renamed Lais Lugger 48' x 12'   1 x 24 30   Point Frederick Point Frederick New and will be ready for launch in the spring
Jan 1814 Retaliation Sloop 44 x 8'3"   1 x 6 24   USA Prescott Ina bad state
Jan 1814 Sir George Prevost               Isle-aux-Noix  
Jan 1814 Sir Home Popham               Isle-aux-Noix  
Jan 1814 Sir James L. Yeo               Isle-aux-Noix  
Sep 1814 Spitfire                  
Sep 1814 Sydney   60' x 14' 1 x 32 1 x 18 36     Prescott/Kingston  
Jan 1814 Tecumseh               Isle-aux-Noix  
Jan 1814 Thunderer Lugger 40' x 8'   1 x 6 22   USA Coteau du Lac Wants repair
Sep 1814 Wellington                  
Jan 1814 York Sloop 36' x 8' 1 x 24   22   USA Coteau du Lac In a bad state

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