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VIXEN Schooner: tons-170; lod-84'; beam- 23'7"; 170 tons; crew-111; armor- 12 18-pdr. carronades. Designed especially for operations in the shoal waters off the coast of Tripoli, Vixen joined Commodore Edward Treble's squadron for duty in the Tripolitan War of 1801 to 1805 immediately upon her commissioning. She sailed from Baltimore on 3 August and deployed with the squadron off Gibraltar on 14 September. Commodore Preble dispatched Vixen and the frigate Philadelphia to Tripoli in October 1803 to establish the blockade there. However, Vixen soon departed in search of two Tripolitan warships and was not present when Philadelphia grounded and was captured on the 31st. Instead, she carried the dispatches announcing the loss of the frigate and the imprisonment of Capt. William Bainbridge, his officers, and crew back to Gibraltar in December. Wickepedia