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Nominal Guns12DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorContinental Navy
Previously
American sloop 'Katy' (1775) (12) 1775-1775
American 12 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Purchased3.12.1775DANFS
Home Port 
ShipyardUnknownTNAR
CategoryUnratedDANFS
Ship TypeSloopDANFS
Scuttled14.8.1779DANFS

Armament


7.5.1779Broadside Weight = 32 Imperial Pound ( 14.512 kg)ref:76
Gun Deck6 American 6-Pounder
Gun Deck6 American 4-Pounder
Gun Deck2 American 2-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.5.177983 ref:76

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.12.1775 - 10.5.1776Captain
John HazardAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1846
DANFS
10.5.1776Captain
John Paul JonesAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1845
DANFS
10.5.1776 - 1777Captain
Hoysteed HackerAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1845
DANFS
2.1777 - 1777Lieutenant
Jonathon PitcherAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1845
DANFS
4.1777 - 1778Captain
John Peck RathbunAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1782
DANFS
1779 - 14.8.1779Captain
Hoysteed HackerAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1845
ref:76

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1776Lieutenant
John Peck RathbunAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1782
DANFS

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
7.11.1777 - 31.3.1778Midshipman
James AdamsonAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1847
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2 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
14.6.1776 - 8.1776Marine Second Lieutenant
Edmund ArrowsmithAmerican
Marine
Service 1747-1847
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8.1776 - 19.10.1776Marine First Lieutenant
Edmund ArrowsmithAmerican
Marine
Service 1747-1847
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Service History


DateEventSource
1.1776Departed Philadelphia, but was delayed by ice in putting to sea
17.2.1776Put to sea
4.4.1776The Flotilla took the schooner Hawk
5.4.1776The Flotilla took the brig Bolton, another brig and a sloop
6.4.1776The flotilla engaged Glasgow (20) for an hour and half, Glasgow withdrew
8.4.1776The flotilla returned to New London with its prizes
5.1776Voyage to New York carrying soldiers back to George Washington's army
13.6.1776Sailed as escort to Fly
1.8.1776Arrived in Philadelphia as escort to colliers
21.8.1776Start of an independant cruise
8.1776Took the British brigantine whaler Britannia
1.9.1776Chased by the British frigate Solebay
3.9.1776Took the Bermudan brig Sea Nymph
6.9.1776Took the brig Favourite, but she was retaken by Galatea (36)
20.9.1776Chased by the British frigate Milford
22.9.1776Arrived in Canso
6.10.1776in Newport Harbour having taken a total of 16 prizes
11.1776Sailed in company with Alfred, which was commanded by John Paul Jones
11.1776The two ships took the brig Active
11.1776The two ships took the armed transport Mellish
8.11.1776Arrived in Narragansett Bay
16.11.1776The two ships took the snow Kitty
17.11.1776Troubled by leaks the Providence headed for Rhode Island
19.11.1776Arrived in Newport
12.1776The British seized Narragansett Bay the Providence with other American vessels retired up the Providence River
2.1777Ran the British blockade abd cruised to Cape Breton where she took a transport brig
1.1778Left Georgetown NC bound for the Bahamas
27.1.1778Spiked the guns of Fort Nassau, taking stores and releasing 30 prisoners
27.1.1778Took prize a 16-gun ship and retook five other vessels
30.1.1778Put into New Bedford with her armed prize
4.1779Ordered on a cruise in Massachusetts Bay and the coast of Maine
7.5.1779Took the British Brig Diligent (12)
7.5.1779Providence vs Diligent
7.5.1779Took the Sloop
Diligent (12) 1777-1779
British 12 Gun
Unrated Sloop

19.7.1779Departed Boston as part of Commodore Dudley Saltonstall's squadron
25.7.1779Entered Penobscot Bay
14.8.1779Destroyed by her crew in Penobscot Bay to prevent her failing into the hands of the British


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
3.12.1775-1776First American Flottilla 1775
Esek HopkinsAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1802
 
 

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