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2397
Nominal Guns36DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorContinental Navy
Launched8.11.1778DANFS
Home Port DANFS
How acquiredPurpose builtDANFS
ShipyardNorwich - Connecticut BWAS-1714
ConstructorJedidiah WillettsBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateDANFS
Ship TypeFrigate DANFS
Sailing RigShip RiggedDANFS
Captured14.4.1781DANFS
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Confederate' (1781) (36)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Length of Gundeck133' 0"Imperial Feet40.5384 
Breadth35' 6"Imperial Feet10.6985 
Burthen959Tons BM 

Armament


1778Broadside Weight = 192 Imperial Pound ( 87.072 kg)DANFS
Gun Deck28 American 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 American 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 American 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1778260Establishment?DANFS

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
9.1778 - 15.4.1781CaptainSeth HardingDANFS

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.1779 - 14.4.1781LieutenantStephen Gregory (1751-1817)CN

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1779 - 14.4.1781MidshipmanJames L Cathcart16.10.1780 - 14.4.1781MidshipmanWilliam Nourse (1763-?)SCAR1781 - 14.4.1781MidshipmanJohn YoungW049

Service History


DateEventSource
29.4.1779Sailed to cruise the Atlantic coast of America
29.5.1779In Delaware Bay
6.6.1779While convoying merchantmen in company with Deane (32) , took three prizes and drove off two British frigates
26.10.1779Cleared the Delaware caps on start of Voyage to France
7.11.1779Completely Dismasted
12.1779Arrived in Martinique for repairs
14.4.1781Action of 1781-04-14
14.4.1781Taken by Roebuck (44)
14.4.1781Taken by Orpheus (32)

 

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