Black Prince

Nominal Guns18B071
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorPrivate Owners
Keel Laid Down1777B071
First Commissioned17.6.1778B071
Home PortBeverley - Massachusetts B071
ShipyardSalisbury - Maryland B071
Ship TypeShip B071
Sailing RigShip RiggedB071


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB071
Burthen220Tons BM 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1778120 B071

2 Commanding Officers

17.6.1778 - 10.1778UnknownElias Smith (1744-1817)B07117.10.1778 - 1778UnknownNathaniel WestB071

2 Commissioned Officers

17.10.1778 - 1778First LieutenantSamuel CarltonB07117.10.1778 - 1778LieutenantBenjamin Crowninshield (1757-1836)B071

Service History

19.6.1778Joined the fleet for the Penobscot Expedition at BoothbyB071
24.7.1779Penobscot Expedition


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 4th of March 2014 21:02

Nathaniel West captain until the Black Prince was destroyed near Penobscot

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