Decatur, 1838-1865
Decatur, spelled Decator in this despatch, was a sloop of war of the US Navy.1 It took part in the so-called Indian Wars in the Oregon Territory from 1855-1856.2 It was named after Commodore Stephen Decatur (1779-1820), a hero of the US Navy.3
  • 1. Decatur, Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
  • 2. Ibid.
  • 3. USS Decatur, Naval History & Heritage Command.
Mentions of this vessel in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Decatur, 1838-1865. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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