Lady Washington

Nominal Guns16NRAR
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorPennsylvania State Navy
PreviouslyBritish Merchantman ship 'William and Ann' (1779)
First Commissioned12.11.1779
Home PortPhiladelphia BWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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
12.11.177951 W027
4.12.177958 W027

1 Commanding Officer

12.11.1779 - 5.12.1779Captain (Privateer)Samuel YoungW027

Service History

4.12.1779Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 18 gun Privateer Ship W027
5.12.1779Taken 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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