The first Texas Navy was four schooners purchased in January 1836 -- and all gone by mid-1837, according to the Handbook:
- The Liberty: Sold because Texas couldn’t pay its repair bills.
- The Invincible: Crew arrested and charged with piracy in New Orleans, but released. Hit a sandbar and sank while fighting Mexican navy.
- The Independence: Captured by Mexican navy.
- The Brutus: Ran aground, but not until after it had claimed Cozumel island for the Republic of Texas. Might have been nice.