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Pert

 

Saucily free and forward, lively, vivacious.

 

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(Sch: t. 50; a. 3 guns)

 

The first Pert was a merchant schooner purchased by the Navy on Lake Ontario in 1812 as Collector. Fitted out for service in the War of 1812, she was soon placed in service, Sailing Master Robert Arundel in command; and cruised with Chauncey’s squadron through the end of the war. She participated in fleet actions against the British Squadron on Lake Ontario 7 through 11 August 1813, 11 September and again 28 September.

 

After the war, she was sold at Sacketts Harbor in May 1815.