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Ranger

 

One who wanders; a military scout.

 

II

 

(Schooner: armament. 1 18-pounder)

 

The second Ranger, an armed schooner, probably a former privateer, was purchased in Baltimore, Md., in March 1814. She was used as a lookout vessel in Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812. The schooner was sold in Baltimore in 1816.


16 September 2005