Nominal Guns28
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardBoston - Massachusetts
Constructor Edmund Hartt
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged


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


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 Ship Commander

5.1799 - 10.1802Captain George LittleDANFS

5 Warrant Officers

15.5.1799 - 18.11.1801Purser Moses Allenref:12031802 - 20.11.1802Acting Master Archibald B Lordref:11471802 - 20.11.1802Acting Carpenter Mogue Carthyref:11471802 - 20.11.1802Acting Gunner Richard Stevensonref:11471802 - 20.11.1802Boatswain James B Pottsref:1147

1 Petty Officer

21.8.1800 - 10.7.1801Midshipman Charles Angierref:1203

Service History

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 Les 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


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