USS President (1812)

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Name:President
Acquired: 1812
Fate: Captured 1814
General characteristics
Type: 12-Gun sloop
Armament: 6 x 18-pounder columbiad guns and 4 x 12-pounder long guns

USS President was a 12-gun sloop and the second United States Navy ship to carry the name. Her dimensions and builder are unknown, but she was originally purchased by the War Department on Lake Champlain and turned over to the Navy late in 1812. President, together with other suitable craft that had been purchased and built, temporarily gave Americans dominance on Lake Champlain. She served simultaneously but separate from President during the War of 1812. President was captured by the Royal Navy in 1814 and taken into service as HMS Icicle.

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