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Trumbull

12498
Nominal Guns30DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorContinental Navy
Ordered13.12.1775E-WIKI
Keel Laid Down3.1776DANFS
Launched5.9.1776DANFS
First Commissioned1779E-WIKI
How acquiredPurpose builtDANFS
ShipyardChatham - Connecticut DANFS
Constructor
Cotton JohnAmerican
Ship Builder
E-WIKI
CategoryFifth RateDANFS
Ship TypeFrigateE-WIKI
Sailing RigShip RiggedE-WIKI
Captured28.8.1781E-WIKI

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Burthen700Tons BM 

Armament


1776Broadside Weight = 162 Imperial Pound ( 73.467 kg)E-WIKI
Gun Deck24 American 12-Pounder
Gun Deck6 American 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1776199 E-WIKI

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
20.9.1776 - 28.8.1781Captain
James NicholsonAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1846
DANFS

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1781 - 25.8.1781First Lieutenant
Richard DaleAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1798
E-WIKI
28.8.1781Lieutenant
Christopher Raymond PerryAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1801
28.8.1781Lieutenant
Alexander MurrayAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1828

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1781 - 28.8.1781Midshipman
Graves HosmerAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1781
DANFS

5 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1776 - 1777Seaman
John Case MarvinAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1826
1777Seaman
Nathan GouldAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1827
17.4.1777 - 28.8.1781Landsman
William WebbAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1827
1780Seaman
David LockwoodAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1830
1780 - 28.8.1781Seaman
John TrevettAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1830

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
10.9.1776 - 1776Sergeant
George T SloanAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1826

Service History


DateEventSource
1776Lay in the Connecticut River at Old Saybrook unable to get across the mouthE-WIKI
1779Fitted for sea at at New London, Conn., under the direction of Nathaniel ShawDANFS
1779Floated over bar with casks then outfitted in New LondonE-WIKI
5.1780Sailed in Atlsantic Ocean on first cruise
6.1780Engaged British 32-guns letter-of-marque Watt in indecisive action, 8 killed, 31 wounded
1.6.1780Trumbull vs Watt
14.6.1780Reached Nantasket to effect repairsDANFS
1781Remained inactive in Philadelphia for first part of the yearE-WIKI
8.8.1781Sailed as convoy to 28 merchantmen, accompanied by a 24-gunned privateer and a 14-gun letter-of-marque
9.8.1781Taken by
Iris (28) 1777-1781
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate

28.8.1781Attacked and taken by the Iris and the General MonkDANFS
28.8.1781Struck and taken under tow to New York but not bought in due to severe damageE-WIKI

 

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Posted by Steven Bacon on Sunday 12th of February 2017 17:05

Review of Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Application Files 1800-1900 showed Jacob Bamper (b. 1757) served as a midshipman on the Trumbull, embarking from Philadelphia on the cruise during which Trumbull was taken by the Iris. Can Jacob Bamper be included as crew of this vessel?

Regards,

Steve Bacon


Posted by Brian on Wednesday 23rd of December 2015 18:07

We are informed from the Marine Office, that on the 29th day of November last, the Court appointed to enquire into the cause of the loss of the Trumbull frigate, by capture, made their report "that the loss of the said frigate did not proceed from neglect of duty, or cowardice of Capt. Nicholson, or any of his commissioned officers" with their opinion, "That everything possible was done for the honor of the flag of the United States.

Providence Gazette, Jan 12, 1782, page 2.

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