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American Tartar

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Nominal Guns24W027
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorMassachusetts State Navy
Acquired29.11.1776W027
Home PortBoston - Massachusetts W027
ShipyardUnknownW027
CategoryPrivateerW027
Ship TypeFrigateW027
Sailing RigShip RiggedW027
Captured28.8.1777W027
Becomes
British sloop 'Hinchinbrook' (1777) (16) 1777-1783
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW027
Burthen318Tons BM 

Armament


20.7.1777Broadside Weight = 114 Imperial Pound ( 51.699 kg)W027
Gun Deck20 American 9-Pounder
Gun Deck12 American 4-Pounder

2.8.1777Broadside Weight = 79 Imperial Pound ( 35.8265 kg)W027
Gun Deck10 American 9-Pounder
Gun Deck8 American 6-Pounder
Gun Deck2 American 4-Pounder
Gun Deck4 American 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
29.11.1776151 W027
20.7.1777200 W027
2.8.1777110 W027
6.8.1777100 W027
8.8.1777130 W027

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
29.11.1776 - 28.8.1777Captain (Privateer)
John GrimesAmerican
Naval Sailor
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4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.11.1776 - 1777First Lieutenant
John AdamsAmerican
Naval Sailor
W027
29.11.1776 - 28.8.1777Second Lieutenant
Alexander MackayAmerican
Naval Sailor
W027
29.11.1776 - 28.8.1777Lieutenant
Oliver ReedAmerican
Naval Sailor
W027
1777 - 28.8.1777First Lieutenant
John GulikerAmerican
Naval Sailor
W027

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.11.1776 - 28.8.1777Master
John EveleighAmerican
Naval Sailor
W027
29.11.1776 - 28.8.1777Surgeon
Samuel BlanchardAmerican
Naval Sailor
W027

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1777Took the brig SallyW027
12.7.1777American Tartar vs Pole
13.7.1777Took two unknown brigsW027
15.7.1777Took the ship Royal Bounty, master William Kerr off the Shetland IslandsW027
15.7.1777Took the ship Janet, off the Shetland IslandsW027
20.7.1777Took the ship Nautilus, master George Corney off LewisW027
28.7.1777Took the ships Peggy and Thomas and Elizabeth, and the brig Fanny off NorwayW027
28.8.1777Taken by
Bienfaisant (64) 1758-1814
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line



Notes on Ship


DescriptionW027
The ship had an image figurehead, and was painted black and yellow with tarred sides and short topgallant mastheads; the guns on the main deck were painted black, those on the quarterdeck and forecastle were painted red.

Sources


IDNameAuthorType
W027American War of Independence at SeaKen Kellow, Web Site
 

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