Independence Class


Design by Edmund Hartt as modification of the 1799 design of Joshua Humphreys for the Columbus Class who was cancelled in 1800

NationalityUnited States of America
Nominal Guns74
DesignerEdmund Hartt
RateThird Rate
TypeShip of the Line
Designed Crew750
Ships in Class2

Design Armament

Design Dimensions and Ship Information
 OrderedShipyardLaunchedOut of serviceFateGundeck LengthLength of KeelBreadthDepth in holdBurthen
As Designed          
Independence (74) 2.1.1813Charlestown Navy Yard - Charlestown 22.6.18143.9.1913Sold for Break Up190' 10" 54' 7"21' 4"2,243
Washington (74) 2.1.1813Portsmouth Navy Yard - Maine 1.10.18141843Broken Up190' 10" 54' 7 ½"19' 9" 


ref:740The Sailing Navy, 1775-1854Paul H. SilverstoneBook

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