Effingham

2407
Nominal Guns28ref:740
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorContinental Navy
Ordered13.12.1775ref:740
Keel Laid Down1776ref:740
Launched7.11.1776ref:740
First Commissioned1777ref:740
How acquiredPurpose builtref:740
ShipyardPhiladelphia - Pennsylvania ref:740
Designed byJoshua Humphreys (1751-1838)ref:740
ConstructorJoseph Griceref:740
CategoryFifth Rateref:740
Ship TypeFrigate ref:740
Sailing RigShip Riggedref:740
Scuttled2.11.1777ref:740

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.6.1776 - 2.11.1777CaptainJohn Barry (1745-1803)DANFS

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1777The incomplete ship was moved from Philadelphia up the Delaware RiverB037
25.10.1777George Washington asked for the crew for use in the fleetB037
2.11.1777Scuttled near Bordentown, New JerseyB037
9.5.1778Burnt to the waterline by British troopsB037


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
ref:740The Sailing Navy, 1775-1854Paul H. SilverstoneBook
DANFSDictionary of American Naval Fighting ShipsUnknownWeb Site
B037A Naval History of the American RevolutionGardner Weld AllenDigital Book
 

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