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Young Cromwell

14981
Nominal Guns10NRAR
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorConnecticut State Navy
Acquired5.6.1779NRAR
Home PortNorwich - Connecticut NRAR
ShipyardUnknownNRAR
CategoryPrivateerNRAR
Ship TypeSchoonerNRAR
Captured23.11.1781NRAR

Armament


1781Broadside Weight = 20 Imperial Pound ( 9.07 kg)W027
Gun Deck10 American 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.6.177946 W027
5.10.177946 W027
16.7.178146 W027
6.11.178146 W027

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.6.1779 - 9.1779Captain (Privateer)
William WattlesAmerican
Naval Sailor
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5.10.1779 - 12.1779Captain (Privateer)
Benjamin HilliardAmerican
Naval Sailor
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1.1780 - 3.1781Captain (Privateer)
William WattlesAmerican
Naval Sailor
W027
3.1781 - 20.5.1781Captain (Privateer)
Jonathan BuddingtonAmerican
Naval Sailor
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5.1781 - 10.7.1781Captain (Privateer)
Benjamin HilliardAmerican
Naval Sailor
W027
16.7.1781 - 1.11.1781Captain (Privateer)
William ReedAmerican
Naval Sailor
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6.11.1781 - 23.11.1781Captain (Privateer)
John CookAmerican
Naval Sailor
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2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1781 - 1781Second Lieutenant
Henry WattlesAmerican
Naval Sailor
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5.6.1781 - 6.11.1791First Lieutenant
John CookAmerican
Naval Sailor
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Service History


DateEventSource
10.1779Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 16 gun Privateer
7.4.1780Took the Sloop
Dolphin (10) 1780-1780
British 10 Gun
Merchant Sloop

22.5.1780Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 12 gun Privateer
15.8.1781Action off Sandy Hook
23.11.1781Taken by
Amphion (32) 1780-1796
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate



Notes on Ship


OwnerW027
Joseph Williams et al of Norwich, Connecticut

 

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