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Schooner Experiment captured French Privateer Deux Amix

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.  


U.S. Schooner Experiment captures French Privateer Deux Amix Experiment capturing the French Privateer “Deux Amix.” Drawing by Captain William Bainbridge Hoff.
Caption: U.S. Schooner Experiment captures French Privateer Deux Amix Experiment captured the French Privateer “Deux Amix.”
Description: U.S. Schooner Experiment captured French Privateer Deux Amix.

NH 142: Lieutenant Charles Stewart. Copied from the book, “Frigate Constitution,” page 104.
Caption: NH 142: Lieutenant Charles Stewart. Copied from the book, “Frigate Constitution,” page 104.
Published: Wed Feb 10 13:13:24 EST 2021