Delaware

2406
Nominal Guns28DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorContinental Navy
Ordered13.12.1775DANFS
Launched7.1776DANFS
Home Port DANFS
How acquiredPurpose builtDANFS
ShipyardPhiladelphia - Pennsylvania DANFS
ConstructorWarwick CoatesDANFS
CategoryFifth RateDANFS
Ship TypeFrigate DANFS
Sailing RigShip RiggedDANFS
Captured27.9.1777DANFS
BecomesBritish frigate 'Delaware' (1777) (28)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalent
Length of Gundeck121' 0"Imperial Feet36.8808 
Length of Keel96' 0"Imperial Feet29.2608 
Breadth34' 5"Imperial Feet10.395 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen550Imperial Feet0.0254 

Armament


1776Broadside Weight = 150 Imperial Pound ( 68.025 kg) 
Upper Gun Deck22 American 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 American 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 American 6-Pounder

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
7.1776 - 27.9.1777CaptainCharles Alexander

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1776Service on the Delaware River
9.1776Actions in defence of Philadelphia with the Andrew Doria (14) and other vessels
27.9.1777Went aground and struck to British Land Forces


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
DANFSDictionary of American Naval Fighting ShipsUnknownWeb Site
 

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