Rising States

Nominal Guns8W027
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorPrivate Owners
PreviouslyBritish hired transport 'Annabella' (1776) (8)
First Commissioned18.10.1776W027
Ship TypeBrig W027
Sailing RigBrigW027


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW027
Burthen200Tons BM 

1 Commanding Officer

26.1.1777 - 15.4.1777Captain (Privateer)James Thompsonref:1170

Service History

15.4.1777Taken by Terrible (74)


W027American War of Independence at SeaKen KellowWeb Site
ref:1170The New England historical and genealogical register Book

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Posted by J Feld on Friday 7th of June 2019 10:00

Timothy Connor served aboard Rising States. His journal describes his service aboard her and his captivity afterwards and has been since reprinted in the New England Historical Register.

Posted by Brian Stephens on Sunday 4th of May 2014 16:48

The Gentleman's magazine. v.47 1777.
The Boatswain of the American privateer, Rising State taken by his Majesty's ship Terrible, was flogged from ship to ship at Spithead, for deserting from the Worcester man of war.

Posted by Brian Stephens on Sunday 4th of May 2014 16:22

The Gentleman's magazine. v.47 1777.
Arrived at Portsmouth the Rising State, an American privateer, of 16 guns, taken and sent in by his Majesty's ship Terrible, Sir Richard Bickerton, she is a brigantine from Boston, carried 150 men, and has taken 3 prizes, two Streigh's ships, and a West-Indianman.

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