Belisarius

19842
Nominal Guns20NRAR
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorMassachusetts State Navy
Launched1781NRAR
First Commissioned14.4.1781NRAR
Home PortBoston - Massachusetts NRAR
How acquiredPurpose builtNRAR
ShipyardBoston - Massachusetts NRAR
Constructor PaulNRAR
CategoryPrivateerNRAR
Ship TypeShip NRAR
Sailing RigShip RiggedNRAR
Captured4.8.1781BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Sixth Rate frigate 'Belisarius' (1781) (20)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW027
Length of Gundeck118' 9"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Length of Keel100' 8"Imperial Feet30.6832 
Breadth30' 2"Imperial Feet9.1948 
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen487Ton 

Armament


14.4.1781Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)W027
Gun Deck20 American 9-Pounder

12.9.1781Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)W027
Gun Deck20 American 9-Pounder
Gun Deck4 American 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
13.8.1780150 W027
14.4.1781200 NRAR
6.8.1781147 W027

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
14.4.1781 - 6.8.1781Captain (Privateer) James MunroNRAR

Service History


DateEventSource
4.8.1781Taken by Medea (28)
4.8.1781Taken by Amphitrite (24)
4.8.1781Taken by Virginia (20)
12.9.1781Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 24 gun Privateer Ship

 

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