Nominal Guns74DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
Keel Laid Down3.1814ref:740
First Commissioned26.8.1815ref:740
How acquiredPurpose builtDANFS
ShipyardPortsmouth Navy Yard - Maine DANFS
Ship ClassIndependence ClassDANFS
Designed byEdmund HarttDANFS
ConstructorWilliam Badger (1752-1830)ref:740
CategoryThird RateDANFS
Ship TypeShip of the Line DANFS
Sailing RigShip RiggedDANFS
Broken Up1843DANFS


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Length of Gundeck190' 10"Imperial Feet57.912 
Breadth54' 7 ½"Imperial Feet16.4719 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Draught Aft24' 4"Imperial Feet7.3406 


1820Broadside Weight = 1376 Imperial Pound ( 624.016 kg)DANFS
Lower Gun Deck30 American 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 American 32-Pound Columbiad
Quarterdeck16 American 32-Pounder Carronade
Forecastle8 American 32-Pounder Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1820750 DANFS

1 Commanding Officer

26.8.1815 - 1818CaptainJohn Orde Creighton (d.1838)B173

3 Flag Officers

8.6.1816 - 1.2.1818CommodoreIsaac Chauncey (d.1840)DANFS1.2.1818 - 1818CommodoreCharles Stewart (d.1869)DANFS1820CommodoreJohn Orde Creighton (d.1838)DANFS

1 Commissioned Officer

3.1821 - 5.1821MidshipmanCharles Wilkes (1798-1877)DANFS

2 Warrant Officers

1821SurgeonRichard K HoffmanUSNR-182110.10.1823 - 12.1.1825MasterIrvine Shubrick (1797-1849)

1 Petty Officer

1821Surgeon's MateJames NorrisUSNR-1821

Service History

3.12.1815Sailed for BostonDANFS
15.5.1816Arrived at Annapolis, MDDANFS
8.6.1816Sailed as flagship for the Mediterranian squadronDANFS
2.7.1816Arrived at GibraltarDANFS
25.7.1816Arrived at NaplesDANFS
8.12.1816Arrived at Algiers in company with SparkB052
23.12.1816A treaty was signed by the Regent of Agliers and the Washington sailed for Port Mahon to join the rest of the squadron in winter quartersB052
23.5.1818Left Mediterranian convoying 40 American merchantmenDANFS
16.7.1818Arrived New YorkDANFS
1820Placed in ordinaryDANFS
1843Broken upDANFS


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