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

 

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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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