Oliver Cromwell

Nominal Guns20
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorConnecticut State Navy
ShipyardSaybrook - Connecticut
ConstructorUriah Hayden
Ship TypeBrigantine


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalent
Length of Keel80' 0"Imperial Feet24.384 
Breadth27' 0"Imperial Feet8.2296 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 


28.7.1777Broadside Weight = 81 Imperial Pound ( 36.7335 kg)ref:604
Gun Deck14 American 9-Pounder
Gun Deck6 American 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
28.7.1777155 ref:604

3 Commanding Officers

11.7.1776 - 4.1777CaptainWilliam Coitref:129411.4.1777 - 12.1777CaptainSeth Harding6.12.1777 - 6.6.1779CaptainTimothy Parkerref:1294

10 Commissioned Officers

11.7.1776 - First LieutenantTimothy Parkerref:129411.7.1776 - Second LieutenantDavid Hawleyref:129427.8.1776 - 14.3.1777First LieutenantMichael Melallyref:129427.8.1776 - Second LieutenantJohn Chapmanref:129427.8.1776 - Third LieutenantJohn Smithref:129411.4.1777 - First LieutenantTimothy Parkerref:129411.4.1777 - Second LieutenantJohn Chapmanref:129411.4.1777 - Third LieutenantJohn Smithref:12946.12.1777 - First LieutenantJohn Chapmanref:12946.12.1777 - Second LieutenantJohn Smithref:1294

3 Warrant Officers

1.10.1776 - SurgeonSamuel Leeref:129424.10.1776 - MasterLevi Youngref:129411.4.1777 - MasterJosiah Burnhamref:1295

3 Marines

11.4.1777 - Marine Second LieutenantBela Elderkinref:129411.4.1777 - Marine First LieutenantJohn Prenticeref:129411.4.1777 - Marine CaptainEliphalet Robertsref:1294

Service History

1.8.1776Struck by lightning, which did considerable damage to her main and mizzen masts
18.8.1776Left the Connecticutt River
20.8.1776Arrived at New London for fitting
28.7.1777Took the Packet Weymouth (14) W027
6.8.1777Took the Brig Queen of Portugal (18)
6.6.1779Taken by Daphne (20)


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