Defence

12907
Nominal Guns16
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired1779
First Commissioned6.7.1779
Home PortBeverley - Massachusetts
ShipyardUnknown
CategoryPrivateer
Ship TypeBrigantine
Burnt7.1779

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB071
Burthen170Tons BM 

Armament


7.1779Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)B071
Gun Deck16 American 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1779100 B071

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.7.1779 - 7.1779MasterJohn EdmondsB071

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.7.1779 - 7.1779First LieutenantNathaniel SwaseyB0716.7.1779 - 7.1779LieutenantJohn BoardmanB071

Service History


DateEventSource
30.6.1779At anchor in Beverley harbourB071
24.7.1779Penobscot Expedition


Notes on Ship


New VesselB071
She was a new vessel fitted out for a cruise against the Quebec fleet

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B071Beverly Privateers in the American RevolutionOctavius Thondyke HoweDigital Book
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 17th of February 2014 19:46

privateer Defence hull located in Stockton Harbor, Maine. by a team Led by W. F. Searle, the team located the 170-ton brig

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