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Trumbull

12498
Nominal Guns30DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorContinental Navy
Ordered1775/12/13EWIKI
Keel Laid Down1776/03DANFS
Launched1776/09/05DANFS
First Commissioned1779
Home Port EWIKI
How acquiredPurpose builtDANFS
ShipyardChatham DANFS
ConstructorCotton JohnEWIKI
CategoryFifth RateDANFS
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured1781/08/28EWIKI

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Burthen700Tons BM

Armament


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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1776199 EWIKI

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1776/09/20 - 1781/08/28CaptainJames NicholsonDANFS

Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1781 - 1781/08/25First LieutenantRichard DaleEWIKI1781/08/28LieutenantAlexander Murray1781/08/28LieutenantChristopher Raymond Perry

Petty Officers


DatesRankNameSource
  - 1781/08/28MidshipmanGraves Hosmer

Crewmen


DatesRankNameSource
  -  SeamanTruman Loveland  -  SeamanJohn Brice  -  SeamanRobert Atkins1776/03 - 1777SeamanJohn Case Marvin1777 - 1777/0//0GSeamanNathan Gould1777/04/17 - 1781/08/28LandsmanWilliam Webb1780 - 1780/0//0GSeamanDavid Lockwood1780 - 1781/08/28SeamanJohn Trevett

Marines


DatesRankNameSource
  -  Marine CaptainGilbert Saltonstall1776/09/10 - 1776/0//0GSergeantGeorge T Sloan

Service History


DateEventSource
1776Lay in the Connecticut River at Old Saybrook unable to get across the mouthEWIKI
1779Fitted for sea at at New London, Conn., under the direction of Nathaniel ShawDANFS
1779Floated over bar with casks then outfitted in New LondonEWIKI
1780/05Sailed in Atlsantic Ocean on first cruise
1780/06Engaged British 32-guns letter-of-marque Watt in indecisive action, 8 killed, 31 wounded
1780/06/01Trumbull vs Watt
1780/06/14Reached Nantasket to effect repairsDANFS
1781Remained inactive in Philadelphia for first part of the yearEWIKI
1781/08/08Sailed as convoy to 28 merchantmen, accompanied by a 24-gunned privateer and a 14-gun letter-of-marque
1781/08/09Taken by Iris (28)
1781/08/28Attacked and taken by the Iris and the General MonkDANFS
1781/08/28Struck and taken under tow to New York but not bought in due to severe damageEWIKI
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Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
DANFS Dictionary of American Naval Fighting ShipsUnknownWeb Site
EWIKI WikipediaVariousWeb Site
 

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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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