Nominal Guns32
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorContinental Navy
Home Port 
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardProvidence - Rhode Island
Constructor Silvester Bowes
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Burnt to avoid capture15.8.1779


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Length of Gundeck132' 1"Imperial Feet40.2344 
Breadth34' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet10.3696 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 

2 Ship Commanders

12.1776 - 1777Commodore Esek Hopkins (d.1802)DANFS1779Commodore John Burroughs HopkinsDANFS

Service History

6.12.1776Occupation of Rhode Island


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 16th of February 2014 19:44

Flagship to Dudley Saltonstall who had replaced Hopkins July 1779 became commodore for the Penobscot experdition for which he was later court-martialed [for the experditions failure] in September 1779, found guilty, and dismissed

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