Ancestrycom the building of perrys fleet on lake erie 1812 1813 database on line provo ut ancestrycom operations inc 2005. Full text of the building of perrys fleet on lake erie 1812 1813 see other formats . The battle of lake erie sometimes called the battle of put in bay was fought on 10 september 1813 on lake erie off the coast of ohio during the war of 1812 nine vessels of the united states navy defeated and captured six vessels of the british royal navy. Designed by new york shipbuilder noah brown these vessels were intended to be the foundation of the new american fleet in march 1813 the new commander of american naval forces on lake erie master commandant oliver h perry arrived at presque isle assessing his command he found that there was a general shortage of supplies and men. Crucial to winning the war of 1812 and with it the free exercise of our soverign rights was the battle of lake erie on september 10 1813 unhappily the battle of lake erie too despite its enormous contribution to our heritage shares the same unfilled recognition accorded the war in which it played so glorious a part
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