USS Madison (1812)
|Namesake:||President James Madison|
|Builder:||Sackets Harbor yard of Henry Eckford|
|Launched:||26 November 1812|
|Length:||112 ft 0 in (34.14 m)|
|Beam:||32 ft 6 in (9.91 m)|
|Complement:||200 officers and enlisted men|
USS Madison was built at Sackets Harbor, New York by Henry Eckford. She was launched on Lake Ontario on 26 November 1812, Lieutenant Jesse D. Elliot in command. She was the first U.S. corvette launched on the lake.
Madison departed Sackets Harbor on 25 April 1813 as flagship of Commodore Isaac Chauncey. She saw active duty in the War of 1812 as part of Chauncey's Lake Ontario Squadron. Madison participated in the capture of York, now Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in April 1813; the attacks on Fort George in May 1813; and engagements with British squadrons on Lake Ontario from 7–11 August 1813, and from 11–22 September 1813.
- Chapelle, p. 546, says that she was scrapped prior to 1824.
- Per DANFS, but Chapelle, p. 248, says she displaced 593 tons
- Chappelle, p. 546, claims the carronades were aboard by 1817
- Chapelle, Howard I. The History of the American Sailing Navy: The Ships and Their Development. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1949. ISBN 1-56852-222-3.
- Jampoler, Andrew C. A. "Who Was Henry Eckford?" Naval History, December 2007, Pages 38–45.