A large, black bird of the crow family.
(Schooner: tonnage 50; armament 1 mortar)
The first Raven, dimensions and builder unknown, was purchased as the merchant schooner Mary on Lake Ontario on 6 February 1813. Renamed Raven, she was fitted out as a bomb vessel, but served as a transport and supply ship during the War of 1812. She was sold at Sacketts Harbor on 15 May 1815.
AM-49, a Lapwing-class minesweeper to be built by Baltimore Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co., was named Raven, but construction of this ship was canceled 4 December 1918.
23 September 2005