Alexander

22716
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorMassachusetts State Navy
Launched1810BWAS-1793
First Commissioned1813BWAS-1793
Home PortSalem - Massachusetts B173
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1793
CategoryPrivateerBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Captured19.5.1813BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:724
Length of Gundeck103' 0"Imperial Feet31.3944 
Burthen309Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.3.1813120 HAP

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1813 - 19.5.1813Captain (Privateer)Benjamin Crowninshield (1757-1836)HAP

Service History


DateEventSource
1.3.1813

A letter of marque and reprisal issued

B099
5.1813Took the Ship Invincible Napoléon (16) ref:720
19.5.1813Taken by Rattler (16) off Kenebank
19.5.1813Taken by Bream (4) off Hampden Roads


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
B173The Navy of the United States from the commencement, 1775 to 1853George F EmmonsBook
ref:724Epitaph for a Beautiful ShipEvan WilsonBook
HAPA History of American PrivateersEdgar Stanton MaclayBook
B099Privateers and PrivateeringE. P. Statham, R.NBook
ref:720Lloyd's List on Books, Boxes and Boats Web Site
 

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