Boston

2392
Nominal Guns28
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
Ordered30.6.1798
Launched20.5.1799
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardBoston - Massachusetts
ConstructorEdmund Hartt
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Burnt24.8.1814

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Length of Gundeck134' 0"Imperial Feet40.8432 
Breadth34' 6"Imperial Feet10.4013 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 

Armament


10.1800Broadside Weight = 180 Imperial Pound ( 81.63 kg)B020
Gun Deck24 American 12-Pounder
Gun Deck8 American 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1800230 DANFS

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.1799 - 10.1802CaptainGeorge LittleDANFS

5 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
15.5.1799 - 18.11.1801PurserMoses Allenref:12031802 - 20.11.1802Acting CarpenterMogue Carthyref:11471802 - 20.11.1802Acting GunnerRichard Stevensonref:11471802 - 20.11.1802BoatswainJames B Pottsref:11471802 - 20.11.1802Acting MasterArchibald B Lordref:1147

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
21.8.1800 - 10.7.1801MidshipmanCharles Angierref:1203

Service History


DateEventSource
24.7.1799Left for a cruise in the West IndiesDANFS
2.12.1799In company with General Greene (30) took the Danish Brig ''Flying Fish''
1800Took the French ''Deux Anges'' (20), described as "a French built, strong, fast sailing corvette letter of marque of about 400 tons"DANFS
1800Took the Privateer Le Deux Anges (20)
4.3.1800Off Cape Tiburon boarded the French sloop ''La Fortune'', bound to St. Jago, and dismissed her
11.3.1800Engagement with nine barges from Gonaives, disabling fiveDANFS
23.3.1800Boarded and took the French sloop ''Happy''
25.6.1800Left for Boston calling at Havana on the way
22.7.1800Arrived in BostonDANFS
9.1800Sailed to join the Guadaloupe stationDANFS
12.10.1800Boston vs Berceau
12.10.1800Took the Corvette Le Berceau (20) 600 miles northeast of Guadeloupe
11.1800Arrived in Bostin with her prizeDANFS
1801Joined the Mediterranean squadronDANFS
16.5.1802Action against seven Tripolitanian gunboats, one was forced agroundDANFS
10.1802Returned to Boston then moved to Washington where she was laid upDANFS
24.8.1814Burnt to prevent her capture by the BritishDANFS


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1801-1802American Mediterranean Squadron 1801-1802Richard Dale (1756-1826) 
1802-1803American Mediterranean Squadron 1802-1803Richard V Morris 

Notes on Ship



In the action with ''Le Berceau'' the Boston's casualties were four killed, three mortally wounded and eight wounded, ''Le Berceau'' carried twenty-two long nine pounders and two long twelves with 230 men

 

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