Fair American

Nominal Guns16NRAR
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorPennsylvania State Navy
Home PortPhiladelphia - Pennsylvania NRAR
Ship TypeBrig NRAR


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW027


1780 - 1782/01/02Blair McClenachanCharles Miller & Co.W027

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
20.4.1780131 W027
16.10.1780130 W027
9.12.1780102 W027
22.5.1781112 W027

3 Commanding Officers

20.4.1780 - 11.1780Captain (Privateer)Stephen DecaturW0279.12.1780 - 5.1781Captain (Privateer)Charles H JacksonW02722.5.1781 - 2.1.1782Captain (Privateer)Phineas EldridgeW027

1 Commissioned Officer

9.12.1780 - 22.5.1781First MatePhineas EldridgeW027

Service History

2.1.1782Taken by Garland (24)

Notes on Ship


Modern reconstruction, based on the model at the United States Naval Academy

68′ length on the deck

55′5′′ length on the keel

24′ beam,

9′ depth in the hold


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Wednesday 2nd of October 2019 07:52

I've added the 'best guess' estimates to the notes. No actual measurements or plans exist that I am aware of.

Posted by Ralph on Tuesday 1st of October 2019 23:08

I would like to see dimensions for these ships. Length on Deck, Waterline length, Maximum Beam,Depth, etc.

Posted by Taner Demir on Thursday 14th of December 2017 20:53

I need plansfor fair American.. I may build it

Posted by Jurgis Nemickas on Friday 29th of May 2015 11:47

I am looking for plans, building instructions, manual, practicum, etc. I would like to build this model historicaly as close as possible

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