Nominal Guns50DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
Home Port DANFS
How acquiredPurpose builtDANFS
ShipyardCharlestown Navy Yard - Charlestown DANFS
CategoryFifth RateDANFS
Ship TypeFrigate DANFS
Sailing RigShip RiggedDANFS
Sunk in Action8.3.1862DANFS


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Length of Gundeck175' 0"US Feet53.34 
Breadth45' 0"US Feet13.716 
Draught Aft21' 1"US Feet6.4262 
Burthen1,726Tons BM 


1843Broadside Weight = 640 Imperial Pound ( 290.24 kg)DANFS
Gun Deck40 American 32-Pounder
Gun Deck10 American 8" Shell Gun

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1843400 DANFS

1 Commanding Officer

1843 - 1848CaptainSamuel L Breese (d.1870)DANFS

Service History

1843Flagship of the Mediterranean squadronDANFS
2.1846Flagship of the Home squadronDANFS
7.1848Returned to the United States after the Mexican WarDANFS
1849Sailed to the MediterraneanDANFS
1851Returned to the United StatesDANFS
1857On the coast of AfricaDANFS
1860Flagship of the home squadronDANFS
4.1861Towed out of Norfolk Navy Yard to avoid captureDANFS
8.3.1862Rammed and sunk by the CSS Virginia at Newport News, VADANFS


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