On September 1, 1800, during the Quasi-War with France, the schooner Experiment, commanded by Lieutenant Charles Stewart, captured the French privateer Deux Amix off Barbuda, West Indies. The engagement lasted ten minutes and no men were lost. Later that month, Experiment also captured the French schooner of war Diana, 14 guns. On December 14, she recaptured the prize brig Zebra from Baltimore, Maryland. Experiment was sold in October 1801.