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This Month in Naval History

Etna I

A volcano in Sicily. The name often appears Etna, and this form was occasionally used, for the first two ships of this name.

(Brig: t. 139 1. 83'6", b. 24', dph. 8'; cpl. 30; a. i 3" m., 2 8" how., 8 8-pdr.)

Etna, a brig, was launched 18 June 1806 by William Moulton, Portland, Maine; and commissioned 19 July 1806, Lieutenant J. Jones in command.

Etna sailed from Boston 29 September 1806 for New Orleans, arriving 6 November. From New Orleans, Etna cruised in the Gulf of Mexico until laid up in the spring of 1807. She was recommissioned before 8 July 1807 when she sailed on a voyage to Washington and New York with passengers, returning to duty at New Orleans. Etna was sunk during a hurricane 19 August 1812.


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