In the second year of the second war with England, known as the War of 1812, keels were laid for a number of fighting craft for the United States navy. Among them was that of a sloop of war which. was launched at New York, September 19, 1813, seventy-two working days after the keel was laid. Her dimensions were, length 118 feet, breadth of beam 32 feet, depth of hold 14 feet. The sloop had 26 gun-ports, was of 509 tons, and was classed next below a frigate. She was christened Peacock.
Davis, T. Frederick
"U. S. S. Peacock in the War of 1812: A Fight off the Florida Coast,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 16
, Article 3.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol16/iss4/3