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Detroit

 

A city in Michigan.

 

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The first Detroit, a 12 gun ship, was built by the British at Maiden, Canada, in 1813 and captured by the Americans during the Battle of Lake Erie 10 September 1813. She was so badly damaged that she was taken into Put-in-Bay, Ohio, to prevent her sinking. She was laid up at Erie until sold in 1825.

 

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The screw steamer Detroit was laid down at New York Navy Yard in 1865 but canceled in 1866 and broken up on the stocks.