Yankee

14978
Nominal Guns12W027
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorMassachusetts State Navy
Acquired17.12.1775W027
Home PortPlymouth - Massachusetts W027
ShipyardUnknownW027
CategoryPrivateerW027
Ship TypeSloop W027
Captured3.7.1776W027

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW027
Burthen75Tons BM 

Armament


31.7.1776Broadside Weight = 26 Imperial Pound ( 11.791 kg)W027
Gun Deck9 American 4-Pounder
Gun Deck16 American Swivel

8.8.1776Broadside Weight = 16 Imperial Pound ( 7.256 kg)W027
Gun Deck8 American 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
23.5.177661 W027
26.6.177643 W027
3.7.177625 W027

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.12.1775 - 2.1776MasterC BarnesW02723.5.1776 - 3.7.1776MasterHenry JohnsonW027

Service History


DateEventSource
12.1775Sailed from Plymouth, MA and returnedW027
20.12.1775Took the brig Peter Capt. Thomas Egger, off Plymouth, MAW027
20.12.1775Re-took the US Merchant brig Peter Capt. Thomas Egger, off Plymouth, MA. She has a 6-man prize crew from Niger (32) on boardW027
1.1776Sailed from Plymouth, MA and returned in company with Hancock (6) W027
23.2.1776Sailed from Plymouth, MA and returned in company with Harrison (4) W027
23.2.1776Action of 23rd February 1776
23.5.1776Sailed from Boston, MA bound for Dover, EnglandW027
22.6.1776Took the Ship Zachariah Bailey Capt. James Hodges, at 29°54´N, 70°30´WW027
26.6.1776Took the British transport Creighton Capt. George Ross, at 31°00´N, 68°30´WW027
3.7.1776Taken by the British prisoners carried on boardW027
31.7.1776Arrived in Dover?W027


Notes on Ship


OwnersW027

  1. [Samuel Jackson] of Plymouth, Massachusetts

  2. Paul Dudley Sargent & Co., of Boston, Massachusetts



Sources


IDNameAuthorType
W027American War of Independence at SeaKen Kellow, Web Site
 

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