Lady Washington

Nominal Guns16NRAR
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorPennsylvania State Navy
PreviouslyBritish Merchantman ship 'William and Ann' (1779)
First Commissioned1779/11/12
Home PortPhiladelphia BWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
BecomesBritish ship-sloop 'Hope' (1779) (14)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 6"Imperial Feet27.8892
Length of Keel75' 6"Imperial Feet22.8905
Breadth26' 6"Imperial Feet7.9502
Depth in Hold10' 4 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607
Burthen282 294Tons BM

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1779/11/1251 W027
1779/12/0458 W027

Commanding Officers

1779/11/12 - 1779/12/05Captain (Privateer)Samuel YoungW027

Service History

1779/12/04Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 18 gun Privateer Ship W027
1779/12/05Taken by Roebuck (44) , Alderney (10)


NRAR Naval Records of the American Revolution 1775-1788AuthorityDigital Book
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
W027 American War of Independence at SeaKen KellowWeb Site

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Posted by Stan Barnes on Wednesday 5th of April 2017 22:17

was Lady Washington returned to US, and to her name, or did another ship depart from Boston in 1790 for Nootka sound? Who was captain when she was captured?

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