Oliver Cromwell

Nominal Guns16W027
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorMassachusetts State Navy
Home PortSalem - Massachusetts W027
Ship TypeBrigantine W027


29.4.1777Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)W027
Gun Deck16 American 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
29.4.1777130 W027
23.9.1777170 W027
2.10.1777100 W027
25.10.177790 W027
10.7.1778101 W027
11.8.1779111 W027
3.2.178030 W027
10.7.178021 W027
13.4.178185 W027

4 Commanding Officers

29.4.1777 - 1778Commander William ColesW02710.7.1778 - 1779Commander Thomas SimmonsW02711.8.1779 - 1781Captain (Privateer) James BarrW02713.4.1781 - 7.7.1781Commander John BrayW027

8 Commissioned Officers

29.4.1777 - 1777First Lieutenant William RussellW02729.4.1777 - 1777Second Lieutenant John ColyerW0278.7.1778 - 1779Lieutenant (Privateer) James BarrW02711.8.1779 - 1779First Lieutenant I CarpenterW02711.8.1779 - 1779Second Lieutenant Samuel WestW0276.6.1780 - 1780Lieutenant William RopesW0276.6.1780 - 1780Lieutenant Hugh HelmeW02718.4.1781 - 7.7.1781First Lieutenant Thomas BrownW027

1 Warrant Officer

29.4.1777 - 1777Master Robert RichardsonW027

Service History

20.4.1777Sailed form Boston for SpainW027
20.8.1777Arrived in BilboaW027
1.10.1777Departed from BilboaW027
12.1777Arrived at SalemW027
1.9.1779Sailed from SalemW027
30.9.1779Returned to SalemW027
2.1780Sailed from Salem to the West Indies and returnedW027
6.1780Sailed from Salem to the West Indies and returnedW027
7.7.1781Sailed from SalemW027
7.7.1781Taken by Maidstone (28)


W027American War of Independence at SeaKen Kellow, Web Site

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