LOUISVILLE. The Louisville, often called the Striped Pig, was purchased as a tender or watering vessel by navy agent William T. Brannum for the Texas Navy on September 25, 1839. This ninety-five-ton schooner was acquired, complete with sails, rigging, and seven water casks, for $4,000.
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