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Charming Sally

Nominal Guns6W027
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorRhode Island State Navy
Home Port W027
Ship TypeSloopW027


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW027
Burthen116Tons BM 


10.1776Broadside Weight = 12 Imperial Pound ( 5.442 kg)W027
Gun Deck6 American 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
10.177654 W027
1.177795 W027
16.1.177752 W027

1 Ship Commander

28.9.1776 - 16.1.1771Unknown
Francis BrownAmerican
Naval Sailor

Service History

16.1.1777Taken by
Nonsuch (64) 1774-1802
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
135 miles north northwest of Cape Finisterre


W027American War of Independence at SeaKen Kellow, Web Site

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Michael on Tuesday 22nd of June 2021 04:23

My wife is a descendant of Jonathan Haskins who was aboard at the time of capture by the Nonsuch.

Posted by Kevin Frederic on Monday 7th of January 2019 15:31

My 5th great grandfather was also onboard. His name was Joseph Frederic.

Posted by grammont on Friday 17th of August 2018 21:50

The crew of the Charming Sally after their capture were held at Mill Prison, Plymouth, England. For a full listing (including Joseph Frederick) see

The prisoners of 1776; a relic of the revolution, pages 253-254

Posted by dana frederic on Friday 17th of August 2018 15:51

My 5th great grandfather was on board when she was captured by the Nonsuch. Looking for other descendants of crewmembers to connect with. His name was Joseph Frederec and sometimes was spelled Frederik.

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