1776Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg)
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Crew ComplementDate# of MenNotesSource7.177675 B037
1 Petty OfficerDatesRatingNameSource24.2.1777 - 2.1778Mate John MarshB071
Service HistoryDateEventSource8.7.1776Sailed on her first cruiseB03712.7.1776Took the packet DispatchB03712.7.1776Tyrannicide vs Dispatch14.7.1776Took the Schooner Dispatch (8)
off New Jersey8.1776Cruised, taking four prizes and being chased by a British frigateB03729.10.1776Started a new cruise having been re-rigged as a Brig instead of as a SchoonerB03724.3.1777Sailed on cruise to the coasts of Ireland, England, and France in company with the MassachusettsB0372.4.1777In company with the Massachusetts took the ship Chaulky in latitude 41 30 north and longitude 45 westB0378.4.1777Took the bark Lonsdale after a three hour engagementB03717.5.1777Engaged by an English ship, escaping to Bilbao by throwing her guns overboardB03730.8.1777Arrived in BostonB03730.3.1778Sailed from the West Indies for homeB0375.1778Arrived in BostonB03725.9.1778Took the letter of marque brig JunoB0379.3.1779Sailed from Nantasket Roads for Martha's Vinyard, but encountered a gale off Cape Cod and ran off to the southwardB03729.3.1779Took the privateer RevengeB03731.3.1779Took the privateer brig Revenge (14)SSA25.4.1779Arrived in Boston having taken two further prizesB037
Notes on ShipCaptain Fisk's report on the capture of the Dispatch, 17th July 1776B037This may serve to acquaint your Honours that in latitude 40 26 north, longitude 65 50 west, I fell in with the armed schooner Despatch from Halifax, bound to New York; and after an engagement of one-and-a-half hour, she struck to the American arms. I boarded her and found on board eight carriage guns and twelve swivel guns, twenty small arms, sixteen pistols, twenty cutlasses, some cartridges, boxes, and belts for bayonets, nine half-barrels powder, all the accoutrement for said cannon. The Commander and one man were killed, and seven others wounded. The crew consisted of thirty men and one boy. I lost one man killed and ten wounded, and my vessel was much shattered, which obliged me to return with my prize, which I have at anchor in Salem Harbour, and wait your Honours orders how to proceed with the prisoners. All the Captain s papers and orders were thrown over board.