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( Sch.: t. 112; cpl. 50; a. 1 32-pdr., 1 24-pdr., 8 6-pdr. )

The first Hamilton formerly the merchant ship Diana was a schooner of' 10 guns in Commodore Chauncey's squadron on Lake Ontario. She was under the command of Lt. H. McPherson. During the War of 1812 her action included attacks on Kingston, York, and Fort George Hamilton along with the remainder of the squadron gave excellent assault cover to enable American forces to land at Fort George. On 8 August 1813, a heavy squall capsized Hamilton and a sister ship Scourge.

 

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