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Hornet

 

A large strong wasp whose sting is severe

 

IV

 

(Sch: cpl. 57; a. 5 18-pdr.)

 

The fourth Hornet was purchased at Georgetown, D.C., in 1813, and commissioned 15 March 1814, Sailing Master Joseph Middleton in command. She served primarily as a dispatch ship along the eastern seaboard, assisting in some coast and harbor survey work before sold at Norfolk in 1820.