Yankee Hero5916
Nominal Guns14B071
NationalityUnited States
OperatorMassachusetts State Navy
Acquired1776/01/13B071
Home PortMarblehead B071
ShipyardBaltimore, MD B071
CategoryPrivateerB071
Ship TypeBrig-Sloop
Captured1776/06/06B071
Becomes British brig-sloop 'Postillion' (1776)

Dimensions

DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Burthen120Tons BM 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1776/02/2041W027
1776/06/0652W027

Commanders

FromToRankNameSource
1776/01/131776/02/20CaptainThomas ThomasW027
1776/02/201776/06/06Captain (Privateer)James TracyW027

Commissioned Officers

FromToRankNameSource
1776/06/061776/06/06First LieutenantWilliam MainW027
1776/06/061776/06/06Second LieutenantRobert TracyW027

Service History

DateEvent Source
1776/06/06Taken by Milford  
1776/06/06Milford vs Yankee Hero 

Notes on Ship
OwnersW027
Jackson, Tracy & Tracy of Newburyport, Massachusetts
 

Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
B071 Beverly Privateers in the American RevolutionOctavius Thondyke HoweDigital Book
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
W027 American War of Independence at SeaKen KellowWeb Site
 
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