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


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


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

1 Commanding Officer

9.1778 - 15.4.1781Captain Seth HardingDANFS

1 Commissioned Officer

4.1779 - 14.4.1781Lieutenant Stephen Gregory (1751-1817)CN

3 Petty Officers

1779 - 14.4.1781Midshipman James L Cathcart16.10.1780 - 14.4.1781Midshipman William Nourse (1763-?)SCAR1781 - 14.4.1781Midshipman John YoungW049

Service History

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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