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Malek Adhel
(Brig: dp. 125; l. 80'; b. 20'7"; dr. 7'9"; a. 10 guns)

Brig named for a sultan of Turkey.

Malek Adhel was a brig built for Mexico by William H. Webb at New York City in 1840. She was originally assigned to serve in the Pacific trade, but with the outbreak of the war with Mexico 11 May 1846 she served in the Mexican Navy as a 10‑gun brig.

The brig was captured at Mazatlan, Mexico, 6 September 1846 by Warren, Comdr. Joseph B. Hull in command. She was taken into the U.S. Navy and placed in service under the command of Lt. James F. Schenck. During the remainder of the war she operated along the lower coast of California. She was sold in 1848.